Journal of Rehabilitation Sciences and Research (Sep 2019)

The Effect of a Corrective Exercise Program on Upper Crossed Syndrome in a Blind Person

  • Sajad Roshani,
  • Mohammad-Reza Yousefi,
  • Zahra Sokhtezari,
  • Milad Khalil Khodaparast

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 06, no. 03
pp. 148 – 152


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Blindness is one of the most common and important groups of sensory disabilities with physical complications including kyphosis, forward head and round shoulder. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of a corrective exercise program on the upper crossed syndrome in a blind person. The patient was a 19-years-old blind congenital male. He referred for abnormalities of the upper quarter trunk. The corrective exercise program was performed for 12 weeks by maintaining a proper posture and sitting posture with the emphasis on the balance of muscles involved in the upper cross syndrome. After the training intervention, kyphosis improved from 45 to 41 degrees, round shoulder from 40 to 48 degrees and forward head from 57 to 40 degrees. Therefore, regular long-term corrective exercises by providing feedback to maintain the correct posture of the body can be improved, and prevent from common blinds deformities.