Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 3

The Effectiveness of Craniocervical Flexor Exercise on Craniovertebral Angle in Subjects with Forward Head Posture a Systematic Review

Ahmad AA Aljuaid1*, Marwan M Alharbi2, Mohamed M Salem2, Ismail Abdullah Khadrawi1 and Saad Abdullah Alamri3

1Department of Physical Therapy, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, Physiotherapist (King Abdullah Medical City)
2College of applied medical science, Physical therapy department, Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
3Physiotherapy Department, Hera General Hospital, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Ahmad AA Aljuaid, Department of Physical Therapy, King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, Physiotherapist (King Abdullah Medical City), Saudi Arabia.

Received: January 09, 2023; Published: February 20, 2023


Background: The effectiveness of craniocervical flexor exercise on the craniovertebral angle in Subjects with forward head posture is a field that has drawn a lot of research interest. Therefore, this study aimed to conduct, for the first time, a systematic review to investigate the short-term effect of craniocervical flexor exercise on the craniovertebral angle of individuals with forward head postures.

Purpose: To explore the effect of craniocervical flexor exercise on forward head posture and investigate the short-term effect of deep cervical flexor exercise to increase the craniovertebral angle.

Design: Systematic review.

Methods: This systematic was performed based on PRISMA guidelines. Related resources about this topic were collected from different databases, which are: (PubMed, PEDRo, and Google Scholar). PEDro scale was used for examining methodological quality.

Results: Eight studies were included in our qualitative research. Craniocervical flexion exercise with pressure biofeedback was found to have different effects among studies on the craniovertebral angle compared with control or other interventions.

Conclusions: The current study's findings suggested that craniocervical flexion exercise may improve craniovertebral angle in subjects with forward head posture.

Keywords: Craniocervical Flexor Exercise; Deep Cervical Flexor Exercise; Pressure Biofeedback; Craniovertebral Angle; Forward Head Posture


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Citation: Ahmad AA Aljuaid., et al. “The Effectiveness of Craniocervical Flexor Exercise on Craniovertebral Angle in Subjects with Forward Head Posture a Systematic Review”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.3 (2023): 156-165.


Copyright: © 2023 Ahmad AA Aljuaid., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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