Incidence of Upper Cross Syndrome in TailorsJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2022-02-05
Authors : Siddhi Kale; Divya Jethwani;
Page : 230-233
Keywords : Neck disability; Tailors; Tightness; Upper Cross Syndrome; Weakness;
Upper Cross Syndrome can be defined as specific altered muscle activation along with altered movement patterns involving some postural deviations in the upper quarter of the body. Individuals who have Upper Crossed Syndrome will significantly show a forward head posture, hunching of the thoracic spine, elevated and protracted shoulders, scapular winging, and decreased mobility of the thoracic spine. In Tailoring profession, occupation related musculoskeletal system disorders are highly prevalent. The Neck Disability Index along with tests for tightness and weakness were used to assess disability in Tailors. Method: 35 individuals from tailor profession were taken in this study. They were screened for inclusion and exclusion criteria and further they were assessed by the tests mentioned above. Result: Among 35 participants 77% individuals had Upper Trapezius tightness, 91% population had Pectoralis Major and Minor tightness, 86% had Lower and Middle Trapezius weakness, 80 % population had positive craniocervical flexion test, Neck disability index which indicates 17 % participants with no disability, 23% with mild disability, 43 % with moderate disability, and 17 % with severe disability and no complete disability. Conclusion: Among 35 tailors 35% males and 46% females have Upper Cross Syndrome.
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