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J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Jan;28(2):511-4. doi: 10.1589/jpts.28.511. Epub 2016 Feb 29.

Effects of gyrokinesis exercise on the gait pattern of female patients with chronic low back pain.

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1
Department of Sports Science, Pusan National University, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Design Institute, Inje University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to use kinematic variables to identify the effects of 8/weeks' performance of a gyrokinesis exercise on the gait pattern of females with chronic low back pain. [Subjects] The subjects of the present study were females in their late 20s to mid 30s who were chronic back pain patients. [Methods] A 3-D motion analysis system was used to measure the changes in their gait patterns between pre and post-gyrokintic exercise. The SPSS 21.0 statistics program was used to perform the paired t-test, to compare the gait patterns of pre-post-gyrokinesis exercise. [Results] In the gait analysis, pre-post-gyrokinesis exercise gait patterns showed statistically significant differences in right and left step length, stride length, right-left step widths, and stride speed. [Conclusion] Gait pattern analysis revealed increases in step length, stride length, and stride speed along with a decrease in step width after 8 weeks of gyrokinesis exercise, demonstrating it improved gait pattern.

KEYWORDS:

Chronic low back pain; Gait analysis; Gyrokinesis exercise

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