Significance of Cervical Flexors Strength Training Using EMG Bio-feedback on Forward Head Posture among College Students

Authors

  • B. Simulia Dhinju
  • M. Paulraj
  • S. Harithra

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i2.14521

Keywords:

Craniovertebral angle, Electromyography, Forward Head Posture, Neck Disability Index.

Abstract

Background and Purpose: Forward Head Posture is found to be more among college students resulting in
decreased Cervical flexors strength & reduction in physical performances. EMG Biofeedback is effective
intervention in retraining the muscle strength & facilitates the correction of abnormal Cranio-Vertebral Angle
(CVA) and purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness of Cervical flexors strength training using
EMG Biofeedback among college students, to improve Forward Head Posture. Materials and Methods:
Totally 30 college students selected under selection criteria ages between 18-25 with Forward Head Posture
and randomly allocated equally into experimental group (EMG Biofeedback cervical flexors strengthening)
and control group (only cervical flexors strengthening ex’s).The outcome tools used were Kinovea Software
for CVA and Neck Disability Index (NDI) which was measured before and after the treatment. Statistical
analysis: Analyzed by paired and unpaired t test. Results: The results shows that Group A cervical flexors
strength training using EMG Biofeedback has significant improvement on FHP by improving CVA and
NDI (p <0.0001).Conclusion: This study concluded that the experimental group received cervical flexors
strength Training using EMG Biofeedback is found to be effective than the control group received only
cervical flexors strengthening ex’s.

Author Biographies

B. Simulia Dhinju

Assistant Professor, College of Physiotherapy, Sri Venkateshwaraa College of Paramedical Sciences, Puducherry,India, and Sub-Coordinator IAPWC- Puducherry, India

M. Paulraj

PhD Scholar(NIT) & Associate Professor, College of Physiotherapy, Sri Venkateshwaraa College of Paramedical Sciences, Puducherry, India

S. Harithra

BPT Intern, College of Physiotherapy, Sri Venkateshwaraa college of Paramedical Sciences, Puducherry, India

Published

2021-03-30