Posture App Hits a Home Run

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561081_3291907382643_204909859_nIts not every day that two Circle of Docs contributors are featured on Fox News,  so when it happens we take notice!

Today, Dr. Alex Vidan spent the morning showing the team at Fox News how to assess posture using Dr. Joe Ferrentelli’s Posture Screen Mobile App.

Many people state that they have terrible posture, but they don’t know the negative effects that it can have on their health or what they can do about it.

In this video Dr. Alex Vidan demonstrates how he uses the Posture Screen Mobile technology to analyze posture, and shows how it may relate to back pain, neck pain, headaches, and much more. If you are a doctor who attends health fairs, corporate speaking events, etc this is must have technology.


Find out more about the Posture Screen Mobile App.

To help further the point of this interview, new research has just been published showing how cervical corrective exercises can also positively effect people suffering with low back pain and radiculopathy.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2015 Feb 19. pii: S0161-4754(14)00276-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2014.11.009.

The Effect of Adding Forward Head Posture Corrective Exercises in the Management of Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Study.11019585_1010129655678804_5271045821865846102_n

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 Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to determine the immediate and long-term effects of a multimodal program, with the addition of forward head posture correction, in patients with chronic discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy.

METHODS:

This randomized clinical study included 154 adult patients (54 females) who experienced chronic discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy and had forward head posture. One group received a functional restoration program, and the experimental group received forward head posture corrective exercises. Primary outcomes were the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI). Secondary outcomes included the anterior head translation, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, trunk inclination, lateral deviation, trunk imbalance, surface rotation, pelvic inclination, leg and back pain scores, and H-reflex latency and amplitude. Patients were assessed at 3 intervals (pretreatment, 10-week posttreatment, and 2-year follow-up).

RESULTS:

A general linear model with repeated measures indicated a significant group × time effect in favor of the experimental group on the measures of ODI (F = 89.7; P < .0005), anterior head translation (F = 23.6; P < .0005), H-reflex amplitude (F = 151.4; P < .0005), H-reflex latency (F = 99.2; P < .0005), back pain (F = 140.8; P < .0005), and leg pain (F = 72; P < .0005). After 10 weeks, the results revealed an insignificant difference between the groups for ODI (P = .08), back pain (P = .29), leg pain (P = .019), H-reflex amplitude (P = .09), and H-reflex latency (P = .098). At the 2-year follow-up, there were significant differences between the groups for all variables adopted for this study (P < .05).

CONCLUSIONS:

The addition of forward head posture correction to a functional restoration program seemed to positively affect disability, 3-dimensional spinal posture parameters, back and leg pain, and S1 nerve root function of patients with chronic discogenic lumbosacral radiculopathy.

 

KEYWORDS:

Head; Low Back Pain; Posture; Radiculopathy; Randomized Controlled Trial

Copyright © 2015 National University of Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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