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Postural Correction Exercises for Forward Head Posture

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03038139
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2017 by Dammam University.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : January 31, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 4, 2017
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dammam University

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to investigate the changes of spinal muscle activation in cervical, thoracic and lumbar segments for subjects with forward head posture (FHP) after application of two correction programs; a conventional one including cervical and thoracic spine, and a second program involving lumbosacral segment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Forward Head Posture Other: Cervical exercises Other: Lumosacral exercises Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 60 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Changes in Spinal Muscular Activation and Creaniovertebral Angle After Postural Correction Program for Forward Head Posture
Study Start Date : November 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2018
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Cervical exercises

Group A= Cervical correction program The cervical exercise program consist of 3 strengthening exercises and 2 stretching exercises.

Applying exercises 3 times per week.

Other: Cervical exercises
Cervical correction program consist of 3 strengthening and 2 stretching exercises for neck and scapula Lumbosacral correction program consist of strengthening and stretching exercises for lumbar and sacral regions

Experimental: Lumbosacral exercises

Group B= Cervical + Lumbosacral correction program The cervical exercise program consist of 3 strengthening exercises and 2 stretching exercises.

The lumbosacral exercise program consist of 2 strengthening exercises and 4 stretching exercises.

Applying exercises 3 times per week.

Other: Lumosacral exercises
Cervical and Lumbosacral correction program Lumbosacral program consist of 2 strengthening and 4 stretching exercises




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Changes of Craniovertebral angle [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    The craniovertebral angle will be measure before and after 4 weeks of applying an exercise program.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Electromyography [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    The Electromyography will be measure before and after 4 weeks of applying an exercise program.

  2. Neck Disability Index [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]
    The neck disability index will be measure before and after 4 weeks of applying an exercise program.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 28 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adults with craniovertebral angle less than 50◦

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants will be excluded if they have
  • congenital spinal deformity such as scoliosis
  • spinal conditions such as cervical trauma, fracture, instability of cervical spine, inflammation, infection, or neurological deficit
  • a history of surgery at cervical spine or shoulder
  • pregnant woman

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03038139


Locations
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Saudi Arabia
Dammam University
Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, 31952
Dammam University
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dammam University
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Dammam University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03038139    
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB- pGS- 2016-03- 144
First Posted: January 31, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 4, 2017
Last Verified: October 2017
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: only coded data (descriptive)
Keywords provided by Dammam University:
forward head posture
postural correction
spinal muscles