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Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2011 Sep;12(3):171-4.

Influence of posture on swallowing.

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University of Sassari, Dental Institute, Sassary, Italy. alumbau@uniss.it

Abstract

AIM:

This study investigates the relationship between posture disorders and swallowing, either of infantile type or affected by the presence of a short lingual frenulum.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The stabilometry examinations, taking into account the Romberg index and the LFS value, and when needed a frenectomy, showed positive variations in the recovery of a proper posture. The data were analysed by means of the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

This study showed that swallowing is able to modulate postural control and it can be a determining factor in postural syndromes that, if not promptly intercepted, may evolve into full-blown and irreversible musculoskeletal disorders for which treatment often proves ineffective.

PMID:
22077685
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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