Effectiveness of Kendall Exercise for Forward Head Posture among IT Workers

Authors

  • Rahul S
  • Anitha A
  • Kamalakannan M
  • Ramana K

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/dcmj2p97

Keywords:

neck pain, CV angle, cervical range, neck posture.

Abstract

Background: Forward head posture(FHP), or anterior head syndrome, is a condition where the head is positioned in front
of the body’s center of gravity. In this posture, the head is tilted forward and extended beyond its normal alignment with
the neck and spine. In a neutral position, the ear canal should align vertically with the shoulder, hip, and ankle. However,
individuals with forward head posture have their head protruding forward, causing misalignment. This condition is becoming
increasingly common due to lifestyle factors such as sedentary activities, excessive screen time, and poor posture habits.
It’s important to address forward head posture to prevent further complications. Corrective measures may include postural
exercises, ergonomic adjustments in workstations, and adopting proper posture habits in daily activities.
Purpose: To determine the effectiveness of “Kendall’s exercise” among IT workers with FHP.
Materials and Methods: A total of 50 subjects were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria and consent was
obtained from participants. Cranio-vertebral angle and the Neck Disability Index were assessed as pre and post-test.
Results: The statistical examination of the forward head revealed a statistical significance between the pre and post intervention.
Conclusion: The study concluded that “Kendall’s exercise” had improved forward head posture among IT workers, these
exercises may be useful in correcting the forward-facing posture.

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Author Biographies

  • Rahul S

    Undergraduate Student, Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India

  • Anitha A

    Associate  Professor,  Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical  Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Kamalakannan M

    Associate Professor, Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India.

  • Ramana K

    Assistant Professor, Saveetha College Of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil nadu, India

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Kendall Exercise for Forward Head Posture among IT Workers. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 743-748. https://doi.org/10.37506/dcmj2p97