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
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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