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Effects of Self-Traction Exercises on the Vertebral Alignment, Muscle Strength, and Flexibility of Adults in Their Twenties with Scoliosis

김용민, 전창근, Yoo Kyoung-Tae,
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김용민 ( Kim Yong-Min ) - Pyeongtaek21 Century Hospital
전창근 ( Jeon Chang-Keun ) - Namseoul University Department of Physical Therapy
 ( Yoo Kyoung-Tae ) - Namseoul University Department of Physical Therapy

Abstract


Background: Effect of cervical and lumbar tractions on the reduction in the angle of curvature and the effect of a correction exercise or a general traction method on balance, muscle strength, pain, and body alignment, however insufficient research has been undertaken on self traction exercises targeting patients with scoliosis.

Purpose: To determine the effect of cervical and lumbar tractions on the reduction in the angle of curvature and the effect of a correction exercise or a general traction method on balance, muscle strength, pain, and body alignment.

Design: Randomized controlled clinical trial (single blinded)

Methods: Twelve adults(20s) with scoliosis were included in this study and performed a traction program that was composed of a 5-min warm-up exercise, a 15-min main exercise, and a 5-min cool-down exercise (25 minutes in total), three times a week for four weeks. The Chiro traction machine was used for the self-traction exercise. Vertebral alignment, muscle strength, and flexibility were compared before and after the intervention using the paired T-test.

Results: The scoliosis angle, pelvic torsion, and lumbar extensor were significantly changed by intervention; however, there was no significant difference in flexibility.

Conclusion: The results revealed that self-traction exercise activated blood flow through the extension and contraction of
muscles, effectively increasing the function of the muscles around the vertebrae.

키워드

self-traction; scoliosis; vertebral alignment; muscle strength; flexibility; Chiro Traction

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