International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Instrument Technology | India | Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021


Normative Data of Forward Head Posture (FHP) by using Innovative Device DGL - MeTer in among Kopargaon District Population - An Analysis

Dr. Shrikant B. Darade | Dr. Tejas Suryawanshi | Dr. Vaibhav Mahajan | Dr. Shyam D. Ganvir [3] | Latasha Ladhe


Abstract: Background: Forward head posture also known as scholar?s neck, recently considered to be most common musculoskeletal postural imbalance, causing protrusion of head anterior to trunk. It is unclear how age - related habitual changes such as FHP have an influence on thoracic kyphosis and lumbar lordosis in normal healthy adults. The aim of this study was to introduce an India?s First innovative instrument DGL - MeTer (Darade, Ganvir & Ladhe Founder and Maker of Instrument, Mahajan & Tejas Co - founder) and its importance in FHP. Methodology: Total 300 subjects were taken, age 11 years onwards. Subjects were asked to stand erect, then DGL ? MeTer was placed on sternal notch and the vertical scale was attached to nose tip by sling over scale and then measurements were taken and recorded. Result: The mean for age group was calculated. (11 - 20 years (7.9 ? 0.8), 21 - 30 years (8 ? 1.1), 31 - 40 years (8.2 ? 1.3), 41 - 50 years (8.5 ? 1.5), 51 - 60 years (8.8 ? 1.8), 60years above (9.1 ? 2.1)). The mean shows that, as increasing age there is increase in reading of DGL - MeTeri. e., as age increases the posture altered and leads to increase in forward head posture. Conclusion: It has been concluded that, this study supports the innovative DGL ? MeTer instrument as a clinical tool for identification of FHP & it is easy to use and helpful to measure Forward Head Posture (FHP).


Keywords: Forward Head Posture, DGL - MeTer, postural imbalance, alignment


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 9, September 2021,


Pages: 616 - 620


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