International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research

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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Page No. 1451-1458

Date of Publication: 11-04-2016

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.117


Vijay Kage 1, Nishita Y. Patel *2, Mangala P. Pai 2.

1 M.P.T (Ph.D), Head of Department of Orthopedic Physiotherapy, KLEU Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.
*2 Graduates, KLEU Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Corresponding author: Ms. Nishita Y. Patel, Graduate, KLEU Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.


Background: Forward Neck Posture also called as Protracted neck, is one in which the head is positioned anteriorly and the normal anterior cervical convexity is increased with the apex of the lordotic cervical curve at a considerable distance from the LOG in comparison with optimal posture.Nowadays texting may play a significant role in forward neck posture. According to Wellness Centre “It is the repetition of forward head movements combined with poor ergonomic postures and/or trauma that causes the body to adapt to forward head posture.
Purpose: To compare effects of deep flexor strengthening exercises and McKenzie neck exercises in subjects with forward neck posture.
Materials and Methods: 30 Subjects clinically diagnosed with FNP meeting the inclusion criteria were randomly assigned into three groups. Group A received McKenzie neck exercises, Group B received Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening Exercises and both the groups commonly went for pectoralis minor stretching respectively for once daily for a total of 6 sessions.
Results: The results suggested that all the outcome measure i.e Forward Neck Posture, flexibility of pectoralis minor and CROM values showed significant differences among both the groups.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that the comparison of McKenzie neck Exercises and Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening Exercises revealed no statistically significant differences, However each group showed improvement in cervical range of motion  and forward neck posture with increase in the pectoralis minor flexibility.
Key Words: Forward Neck Posture, Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening, McKenzie Neck Exercises.


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