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Posture Analysis of Healthy Right-handed Male and the Effect of Chuna Treatment

건강한 오른손잡이 남성의 자세분석에 따른 추나치료의 효과

  • Received : 2017.06.22
  • Accepted : 2017.07.03
  • Published : 2017.07.31

Abstract

Objectives The present study was designed to analyze the posture pattern of healthy right-handed male and to investigate the effect of Chuna treatment. Methods Twenty healthy right-handed male were selected in this study. Body posture was measured by Body $Style^{(R)}$. After that, subjects received Chuna treatment on lumbar and pelvis area. Finally, the 2nd measurement was carried out. Results In shoulder height, left shoulder was higher than right one. In pelvic height, right iliac crest was higher than left, followed by longer right leg than left. In lower limb angle suggesting valgus or varus knee. In height of scapula inferior angle, right seemed higher than left. After the Chuna treatment, shoulder height, pelvic height, and leg length difference showed significant improvement. Other variables showed improvement but it was not significant. Conclusions These results suggest that right-handed male have some characteristic posture pattern because of their daily life habits, and Chuna treatment can be effective in correcting bad posture.

Keywords

Posture;Posture pattern;Body style;Chuna treatment;Right-handed

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