In this study physicians aimed to determine whether spine-strengthening exercises were effective for reducing extreme slouching in community-dwelling older adults.

They reported reduced kyphosis with spine-strengthening exercise and posture training over 6 months.

Their findings suggested that a targeted kyphosis-specific exercise program was probably an effective treatment option for older adults with hyperkyphosis.

Reference:

Katzman WB, et al. Targeted spine strengthening exercise and posture training program to reduce hyperkyphosis in older adults: Results from the study of hyperkyphosis, exercise, and function (SHEAF) randomised controlled trial. Osteoporosis International. July 10, 2017.

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