Postural Analysis of The Trunk, Pelvic Girdle and Lower Extremities in The Sagittal Plane in People with and without Forward Head Posture

SUMMARY Background. Forward head posture (FHP) is a poor habitual posture of the head and neck. Because of the biomechanical relationship of body segments, posture of cervical spine may influence the posture of the pelvic and lower limb. The objective of this study was to compare the static posture of the trunk, pelvic and lower … Continued

Grip Strength and Endurance: Influences of Anthropometric Characteristics, Posture, and Gender

SUMMARY Background. The maximum grip strength measurement assesses the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for upper limb dysfunction, provides an objective measure of the reliability of hand functions, and measures functional performance during occupational tasks. Objective. The purpose of the study was to investigate muscle performance in terms of grip strength and endurance in both genders … Continued

Between-Day Reliability of DIERS Formetric 4D® Measurements and the Effects of Prolonged Sitting on Five Standing Positions in Healthy University Students

SUMMARY Background. The aim of this study was to investigate between-day reliability of postural measurements and to examine the effects of prolonged sitting (2 hours) on standing spinal posture using the DIERS Formetric 4D®device. Methods. A test-retest reliability study was performed on 14 healthy university students to assess spinal shape parameters in five different standing positions. Between-day reliability was … Continued