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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.10 No.3 pp.1862-1867

Effect of Kinesiolology taping and Posture Stabilizing Exercise on Pain, Craniovertebral Angle, Proprioception in Adults with Forward Head Posture

Junghyun Choi
Namseoul 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


Background: The importance of postural stabilization and cervical mobilization in subjects with pain from the anterior head posture is drawing more attention. However, studies on head and neck stabilizing intervention after mobilization are lacking.
Objective: To examine the effects of Kinesiotaping and posture setting exercise on forward head posture (FHP).
Design: Crossover Study Design
Methods: The subjects were 17 male and female college students in their 20s with FHP. They were randomized into the Kinesiology taping group (KTG) with 9 subjects and posture stabilizing exercise group (PSEG) with 8 subjects. The intervention was conducted for 4 weeks, and changes in pain, craniovertebral angle (CVA), and proprioception were observed before and after intervention.
Results: Pain was significantly reduced in the KTG and PSEG both before and after intervention. CVA and proprioception were significantly increased only in the PSEG. The differences in CVA and proprioception between the two groups were significant.
Conclusions: These findings suggest that the application of posture setting exercise could decrease pain, proprioceptive error and increase CVA on FHP