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ACE Report #5962
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Limited evidence on the effects of exercise for improvement of age-related hyperkyphosis

Study Type:Systematic review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Exercise for improving age-related hyperkyphotic posture: a systematic review

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2014 Jan;95(1):129-40. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.06.022.

Contributing Authors: S Bansal WB Katzman LM Giangregorio

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13 studies were evaluated in this systematic review determining whether exercise can improve kyphotic angle in adults at least 45 year old or older with preexisting hyperkyphosis. Measures of kyphosis or forward head posture were investigated, although meta-analysis was not performed due to heterogeneity in intervention techniques. 2 RCTs found significant differences between groups, favouring exe...

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