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The effects of body posture by using Baby Carrier in different ways
J Korean Soc Phys Med 2013;8(2):193-200
Published online May 31, 2013;  https://doi.org/10.13066/kspm.2013.8.2.193
© 2013 Korean Society of Physical Medicine.

Kyoung Kim, PT, PhD, Ki Hyun Yun, PT, MS

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Science, Daegu University Major in Physical Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Graduate school, Daegu University
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to find out variations in body posture by using the baby carrier at the front side and back side.  METHODS: Thirty two healthy and young female who will bring up infants and had no musculoskeletal disorders of neck, lumbar and low limb were recruited for this study. They were each marked about ears of tragus, cervical 7th, acromion anterior end, anterior superior iliac spine, posterior superior iliac spine, greater trochanter and lateral malleolus as landmarks to measure variations of body posture when they carry infants at the front side and back side. Landmarks were regarded as the creteria in order to measure NeckFlexion angle(NF), Foreward shoulder angle(FSA), Pelvic tilt(PT), Sway angle(SA), Head displacement(HD) and Scapular displacement(SD). Variations in body posture were measured from the neutral position to the front and back side by using Image J. RESULTS: There were significance level (p<.05) in NF, PT, SA, HD and SD except for FSA in two different side. CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that each of the using ways of baby carrier for baby care was influenced postural responses of young women. therefore, it could be considered to apply to women who have abnormal body posture in order to minimize musculoskeletal disorders.
Keywords : Body posture, Baby carrie, neutral position


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