Effect of Posture Correction and Moderate Intensity Exercises on Respiratory Systemin Teenagers

Authors

  • Sakshi Shah1 , Poonam H. Patil2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10440

Keywords:

Moderate intensity exercise, spine posture correction, teenagers.

Abstract

Background: Teenage is the time of shaping health behaviour and preventing postural defects and improving

respiratory fitness. The teenagers possess insufficient knowledge about their respiratory system. Postural

defects are commonly seen among teenagers due to lack of physical activity and poor postural habits which

can lead to non harmonious development of organs and affect respiratory system as well. For efficient

respiratory function, moderate intensity exercises with posture correction would be useful. There is paucity

of literature showing effect of posture correction and moderate intensity exercises on respiratory system in

teenagers, hence this study would be helpful to analyse the same.

Objectives: To find out effect of posture correction exercise on respiratory system in teenagers. To find out

effect of moderate intensity exercises on respiratory system in teenagers.

Methodology: The study was carried out in karad area. The subjects were selected according to inclusion

and exclusion criteria. Total 35 subjects were participated in this study. Prior consent and assent form was

taken. Aim and procedure were explained to the subjects in their preferred language before data collection.

Pre and post assessment was done by 6 minute walk test for respiratory function and flexicurve was measured

using flexible ruler to recognize spinal postural defect. Peak flow meter was used to measure lung function

Result: In conducted study, 6minute walk test, peak flow meter and flexicurve showed statistically significant

difference between pre and post treatment values.

Conclusion: On the basis of the result of the study, it can be concluded that posture correction and moderate

intensity exercises helps in improving respiratory function in teenagers.

Author Biography

Sakshi Shah1 , Poonam H. Patil2

1 Intern, Krishna College of Physiotherapy, KIMS ‘Deemed to be’ University, Karad, Maharashtra, India, 2Assistant

professor, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, Krishna institute of medical

sciences, ‘Deemed to be’ University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Sakshi Shah1 , Poonam H. Patil2. (2020). Effect of Posture Correction and Moderate Intensity Exercises on Respiratory Systemin Teenagers. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 638-644. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10440