[OBJECTIVES] This study was to examine the effect of the 12-week video-based non-contact corrective exercise continuum (CEC) program on the forward head posture, central asymmetry, varus and valgus knees for men and women with postural imbalance. [METHODS] Subjects were recruited openly by the Internet community and measured their posture with a 3D whole body scanner (Medicube WS-210, Korea), and then classified into exercise group (n=32, EG) and control group (n=32, CG). Total subjects were classified into forward head posture exercise group (n=8), central asymmetry exercise group (n=8), varus exercise group (n=8), valgus exercise group and each control group (n=8). For the non-contact home training, 12 weeks of 30 minutes/day, 3 times/week, corrective exercise continuum were conducted. The CEC program is an effective treatment to correct the anatomical alignment of the extremities as suggested by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. [RESULTS] As a result, the distance between the centers according to the forward head posture CEC program in EG, the angle of spinal inclination of the cervical and thoracic vertebrae, and central asymmetry were lowered (p<.05). Body shape distribution balance and shoulder tilt angle were lowered in EG according to the central asymmetry CEC program (p <.05). According to the varus CEC program in EG, the distance between the center of the knee, the tilt angle of the femur and tibia, and body shape distribution were lowered (p <.05). According to the valgus CEC program in EG, the distance between the center of the knee increased, and the tilt angle of the femur and tibia decreased (p<.05). [CONCLUSIONS] The effect of improving the anterior head posture, central asymmetry, varus and valgus knees of postural imbalance according to the CEC program was confirmed. It is thought that the CEC program can restore optimal neuromuscular control by restoring proper joint kinematics and restore posture and balance by reducing the observed muscle tension.
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