Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran

2 Department of Sport Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran

3 Shahre kord university


Neck and shoulder pain is one of the most important occupational diseases and one of the causes of disability in carpet weavers. Changing the proper direction of the head on the body and creating a forward head position are other risk factors for carpet weavers. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of eight weeks selected corrective exercises on disability and neck & shoulder pain and forward head angle of carpet weavers. In this study, 32 women carpet weavers with neck and shoulder pain and disability with forward head position were purposefully selected and placed in two control and experimental groups. The experimental group performed a correctional exercise program for 8 weeks. To measure neck and shoulder pain and disability, the Visual Analogue Scale, Neck Disability Index and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index were used, respectively, and the goniometer was used to measure the head-forward position. After confirmation of data normal distribution, independent t-test and paired t-test for statistical analysis were used. The intergroup results showed significant differences in neck and shoulder pain and disability and forward head position between control and training groups after completing the exercises, and Intragroup results showed a decrease in neck and shoulder pain and disability and Forward Head Angle of women carpet weavers. Selected corrective exercises by effect on neck and shoulder muscles and probably by relieves muscle spasms and strengthens muscles can reduce pain and disability of the neck and shoulders and the forward head position of women weavers.


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