Effect of Strengthening of Scapular Stabilizers in Treatment of Rounded Shoulder Posture in Dental Students
Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of scapular stabilizer strengthening in rounded shoulder posture in male dental students.
Method: Ethical clearance was obtained from the institutional ethical committee. Total 30 Subjects were selected as per the inclusion criteria and rests were excluded. Participants were informed about the study & written consent was taken prior to participation. In pre test assessment, subjects were assessed by scapular index. They were given strengthening exercises of scapular stabilizers as a treatment of rounded shoulder posture before they start working for 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week and were continued for 4 weeks. Post test assessment was done by using same outcome measure. Interpretation of the study was done on the basis of comparing pre test and post test assessment. Thus, the study was concluded with the help of statistical analysis by using paired ‘t’ test.
Results: The study showed effect of strengthening of scapular stabilizers on rounded shoulder posture in dental students is (p>0.0001), which is extremely significant.
Conclusion: On the basis of the results of our study, it is concluded that strengthening of scapular stabilizersis extremely significant effective in correcting rounded shoulder posture among male dental students.
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