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Influence of posture on swallowing

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  /1/2011

Authors:  A. Lumbau, L. Schinocca, G. Chessa

Language:  English

Institution:  University of Sassari, Dental Institute, Sassary, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Posture; Swallowing; Stabilometric platform.

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Title:  Influence of posture on swallowing

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.

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