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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89

Poster Presentation: AB No: 128: Effects of Posture Correcting Exercises on Respiratory Parameters in Individuals with Upper Crossed Syndrome

MGM Allied Health Sciences Institute, MGM Medical College Indore

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DOI: 10.4103/2456-7787.361078

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Purpose: Various studies were found on UCS, poor posture and resultant respiratory dysfunction but there exists lack of literature on comparison of posture correcting exercises on respiratory functions in UCS led to curiosity of finding the results on same led to this study. Relevance: The results and methods of this study can be effectively applied in clinical practice in both the patients of respiratory and postural dyfunction for correction of one another. Participants: 15 college students with defined upper crossed syndrome fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected. Methods: Pectoralis major and minor, levator scapulae and upper trapezius muscles stretching exercise, middle and lower trapezius strengthening exercise and mcKenzie exercise. These interventions were provided for 30 minutes a session, once a day, five times a week and for 3 weeks. Chest expansion and Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) were assessed using an inch tape and peak flow meter respectively on the first visit and after completion of exercise protocol. Analysis: Statistical analysis was done by SPSS version 20 and Mann Whitney U Test was used. Results: There is statistical significant improvement in Chest expansion (p<0.05) and peak expiratory flow (p<0.05). Conclusion: There is significant effect of posture correcting exercises on respiratory functions in individuals with upper crossed syndrome. Implication: It may be recommended as effective exercises to improve posture as well as respiratory functions in adults.

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