A comparative study on the efficacy of conventional exercises versus pilates in improving core strength on lordotic postural low back pain.

Bincy, Wilson (2011) A comparative study on the efficacy of conventional exercises versus pilates in improving core strength on lordotic postural low back pain. Masters thesis, RVS College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY : The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficacy of conventional exercises versus Pilates in improving core strength on lordotic postural low back pain. MATERIALS AND METHOD : 30 participants with age group of 40-45, who were diagnosed as lordotic postural low back pain were randomly assigned to receive conventional exercise (Group A = 15) and Pilates (Group B=15). The outcome measures used were Visual Analog Scale for pain and prone abdominal drawing-in test by Pressure Biofeedback Unit for core strength, taken at pre treatment and on the 8th week after finishing the rehabilitation protocol. Independent ‘t’ test were performed for measures of VAS and core strength scores of Group A and Group B. RESULTS : All subjects progressed with a significant decrease in pain and increase in core strength, where the participants in the Pilates group showed more significant improvement in both the variables than conventional group after the session. CONCLUSION : Both Conventional and pilates exercises are effective in reducing pain and improving core strength, but pilates showed more efficient outcome than the conventional exercises.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lordotic postural low back pain ; core strength ; conventional exercises ; pilates.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2017 18:40
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 09:15
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2854

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