The Effects of Core Exercise and Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine on the Balance and Body type in Adults with Scoliosis
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The purpose of the study is to observe how thoracic manipulation methods and core exercises affect the balance and body type.
The subjects were 20 patients diagnosed with scoliosis and without a medical history of neurological and surgical problems in their thoracic spine. The BT4 and Formetric 4D were used to check the balance and posture of the patients. Data management and analysis were performed using the SPSS 20.0 version software. The paired T-test was conducted to compare the exercise group and the manipulation group. All statistical tests were carried out at the level of significance of 0.05.
Significant changes within the core exercise (CE) group were observed in forward, rearward, and sagittal imbalance. In the manipulation (MP) group, only the forward imbalance was noticeably affected. The differences between the two groups were only notably different with regard to forward imbalance.
The statistical analysis showed notable differences in the change of equilibrium and body type through core exercises and manipulation. These results could be useful in future studies in related research.
scoliosis, core exercise, manipulation, limit of stability (LOS), Body Type.