International Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences
(Official Publication of Sai Amrut Educational and Medical Research Foundation, Aurangabad)
 

Vol.1, Issue 4 (2018)



Prevalence of Forward Head Posture amongst Physiotherapy Students: A Cross-sectional Study

Jinal A Mamania, Deepak B Anap



Abstract

BACKGROUND: Forward head posture (FHP) is one of the commonest postural malalignment found in today’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 ‘ON Protractor’ 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.


Keywords

Forward head posture, Prevalence, Students


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