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Josey, L., Broome, K., & Gray, M. (2015). Use of real-time, biomechanical biofeedback to retrain posture and reduce pain: a randomised controlled trial. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 62(Supp 1), 80.
This research was conducted at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. The research looked at whether using BackTone achieved significant improvements in Posture and Pain in computer-based workers. It compared the effectiveness of a BackTone posture training program with a best-practice, workplace-based Educational posture training program. The results indicated that using BackTone achieved significantly better improvements in both posture and pain and the improvements persisted 12 weeks after program conclusion.
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Celenay, S. T., Kaya, D. O., & Ozudogru, A. (2015). Spinal postural training: Comparison of the postural and mobility effects of electrotherapy, exercise, biofeedback trainer in addition to postural education in university students. Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, 28(1), 135-144.
This project compared the effectiveness of four postural training interventions on spinal posture and spinal mobility in university students. The interventions were Electrical Stimulation, Exercise, Biofeedback (BackTone) and Postural Education. Interventions were delivered for 20 minutes at a time, three times per week for 8 weeks, except for the exercise group which consisted of 10 mins warm-up exercises, 20 min stabilization exercises, 10 min-cool-down exercises, and stretching exercises in a group. Researchers found that exercise was effective and superior in improving thoracic and lumbar curves, and mobility among university students. Electrical Stimulation decreased thoracic curve. Biofeedback posture trainer (BackTone) improved sitting posture.
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