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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
ISSN : (Online)
Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.4 pp.1619-1625
DOI : https://doi.org/10.20540/JIAPTR.2018.9.4.1619

Effect of Kinesio Taping and Proprioception Training on Pain, Neck Disability, Craniovertebral Angle, and Muscle Activity in Forward Head Posture

Hyo Jin Yooa,Jung Hyun Choib
aAuckland University of Technology, Auckland, Newzealand; bNamseoul University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
Address for correspondence
Jung Hyun Choi, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, Daehak-ro 91, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan, Korea Tel: 82-10-4933-8158

Abstract

To examine the changes in pain, the severity of the neck disorder, craniovertebral angle, and muscle activity in young adults with forward head posture. 37 “N” University students in their 20s with forward head posture, including both male and female participants. Measurement of pain, NDI (neck disorder index) craniovertebral angle, and muscle activity were taken before and after the 6 week intervention period. The pain was measured using the visual analog scale. The severity of the neck disorder was measured using the NDI The craniovertebral angle was measured by taking a photo. The muscle activity was measured using surface electromyography. Neck posture correction exercises paired with proprioceptive training is the most effective intervention for reducing pain. Both neck posture correction exercises paired with Kinesio taping or proprioceptive training are effective interventions for addressing neck disability, craniocervical angle, and muscle activity. Neck posture correction exercises paired with Kinesio taping or proprioceptive training are more effective at addressing pain, neck disorder, craniocervical angle, and muscle activity than performing the neck posture correction exercises alone.

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