Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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The Influence of Pelvic Adjustment on the Posture of Female University Students
Misuk Cho
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2013 Volume 25 Issue 7 Pages 785-787

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[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pelvic adjustment via the Gonstead Technique on the posture of female university students. [Subjects] The subjects of this study were 30 female university students who were equally and randomly allocated to a pelvic adjustment group, an experimental group, and a stretching group, a control group. [Methods] Using BackMapper, their trunk inclination (TIN), trunk imbalance (TIM), pelvic position (PPO), pelvic torsion (PTO), pelvic rotation (PRO), and position of their scapulae (PSA) were evaluated. [Results] The adjustment group obtained significant results in TIM, PPO, PTO, and PSA, while the control group obtained no significant results for any items. [Conclusion] Pelvic adjustment via the Gonstead Technique may be applied as a method to correct the posture of average adults.

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