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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 9
First page : ( 3123) Last page : ( 3128)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00555.8

The Effects of Core Exercise and Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine on the Balance and Body type in Adults with Scoliosis

Moon Byeongseon, Ryu Je Ju, Oh Seung in, Kim So Hee, Yoo Kyung tae*

Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Seobuk-Gu, Cheonan-Si, 331–707, Republic of Korea

*Corresponding Author E-mail: sksksk8031@hanmail.net

Online published on 16 May, 2018.



The purpose of the study is to observe how thoracic manipulation methods and core exercises affect the balance and body type.

Methods/Statistical analysis

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.


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