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.

Influence of posture on swallowing / Lumbau, A.; Schinocca, L.; Chessa, G.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. - ISSN 1591-996X. - 12:3(2011), pp. 171-174.

Influence of posture on swallowing

Lumbau A.;
2011

Abstract

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.
Influence of posture on swallowing / Lumbau, A.; Schinocca, L.; Chessa, G.. - In: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. - ISSN 1591-996X. - 12:3(2011), pp. 171-174.
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