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Analysis of Postural Deformities among Male Students of Physical Education in Bangalore University | Original Article

Saravanan R.*, M. Shivaram Reddy, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the present study is to examine the prevalence of postural deformities of male students of physical education in Bangalore University. In this modern era of technology, people are addicted to mobile phones and other devices which have a direct impact on an individual’s posture. A total of 99 students within the age group of 21-23 were selected and examined for postural deformities. New York State posture rating chart was used to assess the students. Results revealed that the shoulder (15.5%), neck (8.08%), head (4.04%) and lower back (4.04%) posture was poor in comparison to other postures. Hip (90.91%), Chest (82.83%), Feet-point (81.82%) and upper back (75.76%) posture was good when compared to the other postures. Students pursuing physical education should have special training programmes about corrective exercises, which will not only improve their posture but in turn they will educate the others with similar postural deformities