The Effect of Eight Weeks Pilates and Stabilization Exercises on Pain and Flexibility of Back Muscles and Hamstring of Women with Chronic Low Back Pain
The present study investigated eight weeks Pilates and stabilization exercises on pain, flexibility of back muscles and hamstring, among the 25-50 years women affected by Chronic Low back pain. In this quasiexperimental study there were selected 60 women affected by Chronic Low back pain purposefully, at average age of 37/93±8/62years, weight of 64/91±10/70kg and 162/03±5/26 centimeter and divided up affirming (20 persons), Pilates (20 persons) and control (20 persons) groups randomly. The affirming and Pilate's groups received Pilates and corrective exercises for eight weeks, thrice a week for one hour. Variables of pain, flexibility of back muscles and hamstring were measured, respectively by Visual analogue scale of Pain and Sit and rich test. To data analyses it was used Matched T test and Independent T test and Multiple Comparisons (Tukey) to identify inter correlation differences at the significant level of 0.5. This study showed that after eight weeks Pilates and stabilization exercises, the pain scale average of affirming group was in a significant statistical level and the average of flexibility of back muscles and hamstring , of affirming group was also in a similar level with the Pilates group. According to this study, stabilization exercises and pilates can be useful to reduce the pain and incease flexibility of back muscles and hamstring .
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