International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


The Effects of Eight Weeks of Yoga Training on Motor Control, Proprioception and Forward Head Angle among Girls diagnosed with Forward Head Posture

Author(s):Simin Ghiasinezhad, Malihe Hadadnezhad and Amir Letafatkar

Forward head abnormality is a prevalent musculoskeletal abnormality which is accompanied by weakness of stabilizer muscles of the neck. The purpose of this research was investigation of the effects of eight weeks of Yoga exercises on motor control, neck proprioception and forward head angle among 15-17 year old girls suffering from forward head posture. This semi-experimental study includes 30 girl students suffering from forward head abnormality in two equally numbered groups of experimental with an age average of 16±0.42 and control, with age average of 16.25±0.61. Prior and post to undertaking the eight weeks of yoga exercises, forward head angle was measured through silhouette body photography, neck proprioception was measured through angle reconstruction and using a laser light and finally, neck motor control was measured through neck motor control tests. Additionally, co-variance analysis test was applied as well for the purpose of studying research variables. Research findings indicated that after eight weeks of yoga exercises, a significant difference was observed between the control and experimental groups in terms of neck proprioception, motor control and forward head angle. Considering the results of this research, it seems that yoga exercises have positive effects on neck proprioception, motor control and forward head angle among girls suffering from forward head posture.

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