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J Phys Ther Sci. 2013 Oct;25(10):1343-6. doi: 10.1589/jpts.25.1343. Epub 2013 Nov 20.

Effects of bridging exercise on different support surfaces on the transverse abdominis.

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Department of Rehabilitation Therapy, Graduate School of Hallym University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of bridging exercise on different support surfaces on the thickness of the musculus transversus abdominis and lower extremity muscle activities. [Subjects] Thirty-five students of H University. [Methods] The experimental group (n=18) performed bridging exercise on the sling support surface, and the control group (n=17) performed bridging exercise on a general support surface. [Results] Thickness changes in the musculus transversus abdominis were 0.35 cm in the experimental group, and 0.17 cm in the control group, suggesting that the experimental group showed a more significant change. For the lower extremity muscular activity, there was a significant difference between the experimental group and the control group only in the biceps femoris muscle. [Conclusion] Based on these results, we consider that bridging exercise on a sling support surface would increase the thickness of the transversus abdominis and lower extremity muscle activities in rehabilitation programs for patients with back pain.

KEYWORDS:

Bridging exercise; Sling exercise; Transversus abdominis

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