Prevalence of Forward Head Posture amongst Physiotherapy Students: A Cross-sectional Study
Jinal A Mamania, Deepak B Anap
BACKGROUND: Forward head posture (FHP) is one of the commonest postural malalignment found in todayâ€™s youth. This postural malalignment is one of the major cause of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions in the body. If these postural changes are detected early, the MSK conditions can be treated as well as further progression can be prevented. Hence, the purpose of the study was to find out the prevalence of FHP amongst physiotherapy students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Total 50 participants were included in the study. Participants were evaluated for FHP using â€˜ON Protractorâ€™ mobile application via craniovertebral and cranio-horizontal angle. RESULT: Seventy percent of participants had forward head posture. Conclusion: Prevalence of FHP is high amongst physiotherapy students.
Forward head posture, Prevalence, Students