Aim: This study investigates the relationship between posture disorders and swallowing, either of infantile type or affected by the presence of a short lingual frenulum. Materials and methods: The stabilometry examinations, taking into account the Romberg index and the LFS value, and when needed a frenectomy, showed positive variations in the recovery of a proper posture. The data were analysed by means of the Wilcoxon signed-rank test. Results and conclusion: This study showed that swallowing is able to modulate postural control and it can be a determining factor in postural syndromes that, if not promptly intercepted, may evolve into full-blown and irreversible musculoskeletal disorders for which treatment often proves ineffective.
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|Titolo:||Influence of posture on swallowing|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|