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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 9
First page : ( 3098) Last page : ( 3102)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00550.9

Effects of Core Stabilization and Combined Exercises on Stable and Unstable Surfaces on Balance and Body Alignment in Young, Healthy Women

Oh Seung in**, Moon Byeongseon***, Ryu Je ju****, Kim So hee*****, Yoo Kyung tae*

Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Sunghwan-eup, Seobuk-Gu, Chonan-Si, 331–707, Korea

*Corresponding Author E-mail: taeyoo88@nsu.ac.kr

**oza86@hanmail.net

***Munh2j@naver.com

****Rjj0905@naver.com

*****Sksksk8031@hanmail.net

Online published on 16 May, 2018.

Abstract

Background/Objectives

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of varied support surfaces on body alignment and balance when performing exercises for core stabilization.

Methods/Statistical analysis

A total of 19 healthy females took part in this study for 4 weeks. Subjects were separated into stable and unstable surface exercise groups. Core stabilization exercises were carried out 3 times a week for 60 minutes during 4 weeks. Measurements were performed before and after the intervention. We used 4D Formetric analysis to measure for body alignment and BT4 to measure for balance. Differences between the measured values of experimental groups exercising on stable and unstable surfaces were assessed.

Findings

There was a notable variancein the mediolateral center of pressure displacement between the pre-and post-tests of the stable and unstable surface groups.

Improvements/Applications

Core stabilized and combined exercise on stable and unstable surfaces could improve dynamic mediolateral balance control.

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Keywords

Core exercise, Surface stability, Balance.

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