Effectiveness of a Dynamic Ergonomic Chair in Individuals with Postural Dysfunction

Authors

  • Vaishnavi J Chavan1 , S. Anand2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10457

Keywords:

Lumbar spine flexibility, VAS, functional capacity, schober test, 6 minute walk test, low back pain, postural dysfunction.

Abstract

Objectives: Low back pain in postnatal women is a major issue. So, lumbar curvature is a key feature to

maintain core strength for which it has to be assessed. The individual variations in spinal curvature and

lordotic pattern signifies the bio mechanics of the spine and it responds according to the load / activities.

To find out the pre-test measures of flexibility, functional capacity and discomfort level related to lumbar

spine in the subjects with postural dysfunctions. To find out the post-test flexibility, functional capacity and

discomfort level in the subjects with postural dysfunctions. To analyze the difference between the pre-test

and post-test values. People should also have awareness about the posture maintenance. So, early assessment

is necessary. Also secondary factors like the type of shoes wear, Occupation and Lifestyle can influence the

spinal curvatures which can be dealt with easier with the outcome of the research.

Methodology: In this experimental study, 29 people with age group of 25 to 60 years who have chronic low

back pain. Their lumbar spine flexibility, functional capacity, and discomfort level was measured pre-test

and post-test. Results were obtained and compared.

Result: The average mean value of lumbar spine flexibility pre-test measured with schober test was 1.81

while post-test was 2.08. Average mean value of VAS for lumbar spine was 6.06 while post-test was 3.24.

Average mean value for pre-test functional capacity measured with 6 min walk test was647.58 while post

test was 665.17.

Conclusion: On comparing summary score of lumbar spine flexibility, VAS, and functional capacity, the

differences showed were 0.27 cms, 2.82, 17.59 metres respectively.

So, we can conclude that there was a signicant difference in the improvement of lumbar spine flexibility,

functional capacity and also decrease in pain after the treatment.

Author Biography

Vaishnavi J Chavan1 , S. Anand2

1 Internee, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMS ‘Deemed to Be’ University, Karad, Maharashtra, India, 2HOD and

Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Physiotherapy, KIMS ‘Deemed To Be’ University,

Karad, Maharashtra, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Vaishnavi J Chavan1 , S. Anand2. (2020). Effectiveness of a Dynamic Ergonomic Chair in Individuals with Postural Dysfunction. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 745-748. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10457