Correcting upper crossed syndrome in smart phone users-online education during covid-19 Pandemic
NN Bobby PT
Background and Objectives: The smart phone has become a necessity for most people. Now a day’s smart phones are used mostly by students for learning purpose such as online classes, webinars, e-learning programmes etc. When using smart phone`s, people usually flex their neck downwards to stare at the lowered object and maintain the head in forward position for long periods of time, which may cause musculoskeletal disorders, such as “UPPER CROSSED SYNDROME” The approach used in the treatment of patients with upper crossed syndrome is correcting posture and reliving pain. Myofascial release techniques focus on relaxing the deep tissue of the body providing lasting and effective relief to the patient.Aim: The present study aimed to find the effectiveness of manual therapy in correcting upper crossed syndrome in Smart Phone Users.Materials and Methods: The present study was an experimental study design that included 10 individuals, with upper crossed syndrome in the age group of 16–25 years of both sex. Data Collection Tools Parameters (i) Numerical Pain Rating Scale Numerical Pain Rating Scale [NPRS] (Ii) Vertical tangent rocabado (1983) evaluated the orthostatic position of the head on neck this distance was reported to average 6 cm in normal head posture.(iii)Neck Pain Disability Index Questionnaire this questionnaire is designed to enable us to understand how much your neck Pain has affected your ability to manage your everyday activitiesIntervention: Included Myofascial Release and Posture correction & Stabilization Exercise program for 30 min, five sessions per week over a period of 4 weeks. Patients were assessed at the baseline using NPRS, Vertical Tangent, and NPDI and reassessed after 4 weeks.Results: There was statistical significance in all the outcome measures with P < 0.0001.Conclusion: The study concluded that manual therapy (Myofascial therapy) is effective in correcting upper crossed syndrome in smart phone users.
NN Bobby PT. Correcting upper crossed syndrome in smart phone users-online education during covid-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 19-22