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Home-Based Exercise for Forward Head Posture

Led By Eric G Johnson, DSc
Research Sponsored by Loma Linda University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
No use of assistive devices for ambulation
Be older than 65 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up jpe will be measured twice (pre vs post-intervention) and each time will take approximately 25-30 minutes.
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Study Summary

This trial will investigate whether there is a correlation between neck pain and posture in older adults, as well as whether an exercise program can help improve posture and neck pain.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for older adults aged 65-74 with forward head posture who live independently, do not use walking aids, and are interested in improving their posture. They must be physically ready for exercise as per the PAR-Q+ and have no recent falls, neck pain or surgeries, dizziness disorders, or related healthcare within the last year.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a home-based exercise program's effect on balance and reliance on vision in older adults with forward head posture. It aims to see if exercises can improve neck joint awareness and overall stability without visual cues.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves a non-invasive home exercise program designed for older adults, side effects may include muscle soreness or fatigue due to new physical activities but should generally be minimal.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I can walk without any help from devices.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~jpe will be measured twice (pre vs post-intervention) and each time will take approximately 25-30 minutes.
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and jpe will be measured twice (pre vs post-intervention) and each time will take approximately 25-30 minutes. for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Active Cervical Spine Range of Motion (AROM)
Change in Cervical Joint Position Error (JPE)
Change in Forward Head Angle (FHA)
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Secondary outcome measures
Change in Balance Confidence

Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: Single groupExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
The study will include one group and each participant will perform home-based exercise for 8-weeks.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Loma Linda UniversityLead Sponsor
306 Previous Clinical Trials
260,938 Total Patients Enrolled
Eric G Johnson, DScPrincipal InvestigatorLoma Linda University
1 Previous Clinical Trials
21 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Home-based Exercise Program Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05032274 — N/A
Forward Head Posture Research Study Groups: Single group
Forward Head Posture Clinical Trial 2023: Home-based Exercise Program Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05032274 — N/A
Home-based Exercise Program 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05032274 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is this trial still enrolling participants?

"Affirmative, clinicaltrials.gov has documentation of this trial actively admitting patients since January 12th 2022 and is still recruiting as recent as March 24th 2022. 50 participants will be accepted at one medical centre for the duration of this experiment."

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How many participants comprise the maximal capacity of this experiment?

"Affirmative. Clinicaltrials.gov supports the fact that this investigation, which was first publicized on December 1st 2022, is actively recruiting patients. The study requires 50 participants to be enrolled from one medical centre."

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Is it possible to participate in this research project?

"Applicants who are between 65 and 74 years old are ideal for this trial, with a desired recruitment goal of 50 participants."

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Does this research trial have an age limitation?

"The inclusion requirements for this trial specify that the minimum age is 65, with no upper limit exceeding 74."

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