Range of Motion and Isokinetic Strength of Hip Joint in the College Women with Idiopathic Genu Vara

특발성 내반슬 여대생의 고관절 가동범위와 등속성 근력

  • 김제영 (백석대학교 문화예술학부) ;
  • 임승길 (동신대학교 운동처방학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.09
  • Accepted : 2014.07.22
  • Published : 2014.10.28


This study is to present objective data for the approaches of therapeutic exercise for the correction of genu varum by making an analysis and a comparison of the hip joints' ROM and isokinetic muscles of the female college students with straight legs with those of a female college student with idiopathic genu varum. Additionally, the state of the adductor muscle's thighs and the deep muscles of the subjects with bowed legs were experimented and the equipment's effect and applicability was reviewed through the process of the movement of newly developed exercise equipment, Balloa(2013, Balloa/Adonia/Korea). As a result, a person with genu varum needs the height increasing method for increasing external rotation ROM of a hip joint and requires the exercise techniques to strengthen external rotator muscles and to inhibit the activity of internal rotator muscles of a hip joint. Balloa increases the external rotation ROM of a hip joint and strengthens gluteal muscles, deep muscles, and adductor muscles, and the equipment's function of muscle strengthening shows that the equipment is an effective corrective exercise for the patients of genu varum.


Idiopathic Genu Vara;Hip Joint;Corrective Exercise;External Rotation;Internal Rotation


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