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Effects of Gastrocnemius and Lumbar Back Muscle Exercise on Standing Balance
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Effects of Gastrocnemius and Lumbar Back Muscle Exercise on Standing Balance
Yoo, Kyung Tae; An, Min Young; Eom, Su Jung; Kim, Bo Kyoung; Lee, Joon Hee; Choi, Jung Hyun; Shin, Hee Joon; Moon, Ok Kon; Choi, Wan Suk; Min, Kyung Ok;
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The purpose of this study was to test the effect of Gastrocnemius and Low Back-muscle isotonic exercise on static dynamic standing balance during the period of 4 weeks. This study was two groups pretest-posttest design. Nineteen subjects who were over 22 years old were randomly assigned to either the experimental group that received the Gastrocnemius muscle exercise(n=9) or the low back muscle exercise(n=10) : The former group performed isotonic exercise(plantar flexion), the latter group performed isotonic exercise(trunk extension) a total of 18 times for three times per week for four weeks. Two groups also performed static and dynamic balance before the exercise and 4weeks after the exercise. The data were analyzed by using the paired t-test and independent t-test. The results were as follows: As compared with change of dynamic balance performance capacity at two groups, a significant difference was shown in the test(p<.05), but not in static balance(p>.05). Also, a significant difference of balance between groups was not shown in the test. In this study indicated that gastrocnemius and low back muscle isotonic exercise will have positive impact on standing balance.
Muscular Strength;Gastrocnemius;Isotonic Exercise;Standing Balance;
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