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.


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.