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J Phys Ther Sci. 2017 Jul;29(7):1144-1147. doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.1144. Epub 2017 Jul 15.

Comparison of the effects of core stabilization and chest mobilization exercises on lung function and chest wall expansion in stroke patients.

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1
Department of Physical Therapy, Gangdong College, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Yongin University, Republic of Korea.
3
Department of Physical Therapy, Yongin University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] The main purpose of this study was to compare the effects of core stabilization and chest mobilization exercises on pulmonary function and chest expansion in chronic stroke patients. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty stroke patients were randomly divided into two groups: a core stabilization exercise group (n=15) and a chest mobilization exercise group (n=15). Each exercise was performed 3 times per week for 30 minutes for 4 weeks, and pulmonary function and chest expansion when breathing were measured for both groups. [Results] There were significant increases in both forced vital capacity and forced expiratory volume in 1 second before and after intervention. Core stabilization exercise resulted in a significant increase in peak expiratory flow, and significant increases in upper and lower chest expansion were detected with chest mobilization exercise. However, no significant difference was revealed between the two groups. [Conclusion] This study suggested that both exercises were effective in some aspects of pulmonary function while core stabilization can help increase peak expiratory flow and chest mobilization can assist with chest expansion.

KEYWORDS:

Chest mobilization exercise; Core stabilization exercise; Pulmonary function

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