Effect of Forward Head Posture on Temporomandibular Joint Proprioception in Post-Pubertal Females: An Observational Study
Nehal G. Omran, Amel M. Yousef, Hamada A. Hamada, Ayman Gouda Matar, Doaa A. Osman
Nehal G. Omran, Amel M. Yousef, Hamada A. Hamada, Ayman Gouda Matar, Doaa A. Osman – Effect of Forward Head Posture on Temporomandibular Joint Proprioception in Post-Pubertal Females: An Observational Study. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(2); 142-146
Aim: to explore the effect of forward head posture (FHP) on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) proprioception in post-pubertal females.
Material and Method. Forty post-pubertal females participated in this study. They were classified in accordance with the craniovertebral angle (CVA) into two groups. The Forward head posture (FHP) group had CVA of less than 48° (n = 21), while the control group had CVA of more than 48° (n = 19). TMJ repositioning accuracy had been measured by vernier caliper for females in both groups.
Results. Statistical analysis revealed that there were no significant (p > 0.05) differences between both groups regarding TMJ repositioning errors in all directions (mouth opening, protrusion and lateral movements) with eyes open or closed.
Conclusion and Discussion. In post-pubertal females, FHP has no negative effect on TMJ proprioception in all directions whether the eyes are open or closed.
Forward head posture, craniovertebral angle, temporomandibular joint, proprioception, post-pubertal females
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