Correlations of Forward Head Posture to Heart Rate Variability and Standing Posture Balance Factors

전방머리자세의 정도와 심박변이도 및 기립자세 균형요소와의 상관관계

  • Ki, Sung-Hoon (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Ga-Chon University) ;
  • Song, Yun-Kyung (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Ga-Chon University)
  • 기성훈 (가천대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학교실) ;
  • 송윤경 (가천대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학교실)
  • Received : 2014.09.16
  • Accepted : 2014.10.09
  • Published : 2014.10.31


Objectives To investigate the relationship of forward head posture to heart rate variability and standing posture (pelvic tilt, knee flexion, calcaneal eversion). Methods In the present study, thirty two subjects were recruited by convenience sampling. The forward head posture was measured via the craniovertebral (CV) angle. The pelvic tilt angle, the knee flexion angle, the calcaneal eversion angle, and the heart rate variability were measured. The correlations of forward head posture to heart rate variability and standing posture (pelvic tilt, knee flexion, calcaneal eversion) were analyzed. Results In the present results, there was a significant negative correlation between X-ray CV angle and other regions except the headache. There was a weak positive correlation between Posture CV angle and SDNN. Significant positive correlation was found between KFA and difference between Lt. & Rt. CEA. Significant weak negative correlation was found between SDNN and difference between Lt. & Rt. CEA. Conclusions Biomechanical associated with physical pain and heart rate variability, and it is related to the forward head posture changes and also suggest that clinical care is needed for this.


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