SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.10 issue1Cervical Cancer: Analysis of the Quality of a Program author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google



Print version ISSN 1657-5997


ROSERO-MARTINEZ, Ruth Vanessa  and  VERNAZA-PINZON, Paola. Postural Profile among Physical Therapy Students. Aquichan [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.1, pp.69-79. ISSN 1657-5997.

Objective: characterize the postural profile of students who are majoring in physical therapy at the Universidad del Cauca, Colombia. Methods: A descriptive study was done of 44 students who are enrolled in the physical therapy program at the Universidad del Cauca (Colombia). The socio-demographic and anthropometric features of the population in question were recorded on a card designed for that purpose, and a postural analysis was done with APIC Version 2.0. Results: The study showed 100% of the students analyzed had anatomic imbalances in the different images evaluated; the most frequent were shoulder and pelvis misalignments. Conclusions: It is worrisome that future physical therapists have anatomic imbalances even before they enter professional practice. If this situation is not remedied in time, their potentially healthy years of professional life will be reduced, most likely by the presence of muscular-skeletal lesions. Therefore, it is important to recommend a posture control program for this relatively healthy population.

Keywords : Physical therapy; students; posture; Colombia.

        · abstract in Spanish | Portuguese     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License