Effect of Core Stabilization Exercise on Cobb's Angle and Balance of Scoliosis Patients
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Background/Objectives: Scoliosis is a disease in which the spine is curved sideways. This is treated through surgery and the effect of physical treatment is still unclear. Hence, this study was conducted to investigate the effect of core stabilization exercise on the balance ability of scoliosis patients.
Methods/Statistical analysis: We studied33women who were?20 years of age and diagnosed with scoliosis. Subjectswho participated in the experiment were divided into two groups via random selection: 17 under the experimental group and 16 under the control group. Both groups received general physical therapy. The experimental group performed core stabilization exercises 50 minutes per day for three times a week (24 times for 8 weeks in total), while the control group performed manual massage for the same period. Cobb's angle was measured, and 3D-Centour was used to investigate changes in dynamic balance and static balance.The experimental and control groups were compared before and after the experiment. Afterwards, frequency analysis, independent t-test, and paired t-test were performed using SPSS (window version 20).
Findings: There was a significant difference in the core stabilization exercise group after the intervention of each group(p<.01),during the intervention pre-post balance ability (p<.01),and between the control and balance ability(p<.01).
Improvements/Applications: Results showed that core stabilization exerciseshelped to change Cobb's angle and improve balance ability in scoliosis patients.