The objectives of this study were to determine whether there is a change in the pelvic inclination after about 30 min of slump sitting by seated workers, and if so, to determine whether these changes can be prevented by the application of anterior pelvic tilt taping (APTT). The subjects who consented to participate in the experiment were randomly allocated to two groups: no-APTT group and APTT group. The no-APTT group performed slump sitting for 30 min, and the both pelvic inclinations were remeasured. In the APTT group, the both pelvic inclinations were measured immediately after the application of the APTT, and then again after 30 min of slump sitting. The both pelvic inclinations in the no-APTT group were significantly decreased (p<0.05) after they returned to the upright standing posture. The both pelvic inclinations in the APTT group were significantly increased immediately after the APTT (p<0.05), and this increase was maintained when returning to the upright standing posture after 30 min of slump sitting (p>0.05). We suggest that APTT can be applied as an auxiliary treatment method for preventing changes in pelvic inclination and musculoskeletal problems of low back area by awkward sitting posture in the seated worker.
2011 by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health