Does flexibility of the cervical and thoracic spine influence forward head posture in healthy individuals?

Cow, A., Goh, K., McPhail, S., Russell, T., & O'Leary, S. (2015) Does flexibility of the cervical and thoracic spine influence forward head posture in healthy individuals? In World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, 1-4 May 2015, Singapore.

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Abstract

Background: Forward head posture (FHP) is a commonly reported deviation from a neutral neck posture, usually implying a protracted head position in the sagittal plane. Habitual FHP has been associated with a higher incidence of painful neck disorders, changes in joint mobility and muscle behaviour within the cervicothoracic regions. One factor that has received attention in the literature with regards to FHP is flexibility of the neck. A number of previous studies have previously investigated the relationship between neck flexibility and neck posture under different conditions, but at present this relationship is unclear.

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ID Code: 92780
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Abstract published in Physiotherapy, Volume 101, Supplement 1, May 2015, Pages e248–e249
DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.429
ISSN: 0031-9406
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2016 23:50
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2016 23:51

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