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ACE Report #8620
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The effect of exercise/stretching on head and shoulder posture in adolescents


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The effects of training and detraining after an 8 month resistance and stretching training program on forward head and protracted shoulder postures in adolescents: Randomised controlled study

Man Ther. 2016 Feb;21:76-82

Contributing Authors: RM Ruivo AI Carita P Pezarat-Correia

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Synopsis

88 adolescents with a forward head and protracted shoulder posture were included in the study. Patients were randomized to either an intervention group, which underwent a 32 week resistance and stretching exercise program followed by a 16 week detraining period, or a control group. The study was conducted in order to determine whether the exercise program was able to improve cervical and shoulder ...

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