Evaluation of the Effects of Therapeutic Posture Exercise on Spine Problems with Digital Analysis Method
Keywords:Therapeutic posture exercise, digital posture analysis, active participation
It is known that exercise, which is one of the most effective and permanent intervention methods for postural spine problems, creates much more effective results if it is planned and applied specifically for the individual. Within the scope of the research, it was aimed to evaluate the results of active dynamic therapeutic exercise intervention designed and applied to individuals with postural problems. Fifteen patients (mean age 22.11± 6.95 years) who applied to the physiotherapy and rehabilitation unit were included in the study. Frontal and sagittal photographs of the patients, whose X-ray images were in the physiotherapy therapy unit of the hospital, were also taken before and after the intervention. In addition, demographic information, anthropometric
measurements, manual muscle test, normal range of motion, muscle shortness and flexibility of all cases were recorded. Based on these data, an individual exercise program specific to each case was created and applied as 10 sessions lasting 1 hour, 2 days a week for 5 weeks. Before and after the exercise intervention, photographs of the individuals were taken again and their
second evaluations were made with the "Posturezone" posture analysis application. According to the results of the non-parametric Wilcoxon rank sum test applied to the research results, the deviation amount significantly decreased in the head, trunk and pelvis in the anteroposterior analysis after the exercise intervention (p <0.05), while the decrease in the head and pelvis was significant in the mediolateral analysis. (p <0.05), although there was a decrease in the mean value in the body, there was no statistically significant difference (p> 0.05). According to the results of digital posture analysis applied within the scope of the study, it was observed that the exercise intervention performed specifically for the individuals had positive results. It was only observed that there was no significant reduction in the kyphosis angle in the sagittal plane. In longer interventions, a difference may be observed in this segment as well.
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