EFFECTIVENESS OF ELONGATION LONGITUDINAUX AVEC DECOAPTION OSTEOARTICULAIRE IN CORRECTING FORWARD HEAD POSTURE
Background: Forward head posture, is a deviation of spinal vertebrae from their respective places, which causes anterior translation at head and gives a poking chin with associated sign and symptoms. Conventional physical therapy and manual therapy techniques are effective in correction of forward head posture. Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Elongation Longitudinaux Avec Decoaption Ostéo Articulaire (ELDOA) in correcting forward head posture. Methodology: Single group Interrupted time series quasi experimental design was conducted in outpatient Department (OPD) of Islamabad Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Centre Bahria Town, from August 20 to January 21 consisting of n=44 male and female participants of 30 to 40 years age. All participants received three sessions per week for 4-weeks after selection through convenience sampling technique. The assessments were done at baseline, 1st, 4th and 12th post treatment day. The assessment was done using tragus to wall distance and shoulder to wall distance via measuring tape for forward head posture, cervical range of motions (ROMs) with inclinometer and pain using Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS). Data analysis was done via SPSS-22. Results: A total of n=21 male with the mean age of 35.96±3.22 years and 23 female with a mean age of 36.22±3.20 years were treated. The tragus to wall distance significantly improved (p<0.05) from 16.55±0.4 to 12.69 ±0.3 cm, 17.57±0.4 to 13.76±0.4 in sitting and standing respectively with (p<.05)and shoulder to wall distance improved from 13.65cm to 9.0 cm with (p<.05) at post 12th treatment day. The Pain and Cervical ROMs also showed statistically significant improvement after 12th session (p<.05). Conclusion: Elongation Longitudinaux Avec Decoaption Ostéo Articulaire (ELDOA) exercises were found to be effective in the correction of forward head posture.
Keywords: Keywords: ELDOA, Forward Head Posture. Flexibility,Neck pain.
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