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Effect of Postural Awareness Exercises using Smartphone Application on Craniovertebral Angle and Jaw Opening in Subjects with High Smartphone Addiction

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 744-748

Keywords : Smartphone Addiction; Craniovertebral angle; Jaw Opening;

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Background: For many people in today?s society, a Smartphone is one of life?s essential goods. Forward head which is commonly seen in smartphone addicts leads to cervical dysfunction. The study aims at finding out the effects of using smartphone application itself as a reminder to perform postural correction exercise after every half hour on Craniovertebral angle and Jaw opening in subject with High Smartphone Addiction. Methodology: This was an experimental study design, included 32 individuals both males and females, between the age group of 18-25 years of age, which were further allotted into experimental and control group through Random Sampling. Subjects were taught postural correction exercise. Experimental Group was given a reminder after every half hour in the form of mobile phone application. Control Group was educated regarding postural correction exercise to be performed after every half hour. Exercise was performed for the duration of one month. Conclusion: Postural correction exercise using Mobile phone Application in terms of reminder lead to improvement in Craniovertebral angle and Jaw opening in subjects with High Smartphone Addiction.

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