Effect of Flexi-bar exercise on postural alignment and balance ability in juvenile soccer players

플렉시-바 운동이 유소년 축구선수의 자세정렬과 균형에 미치는 효과

  • Um, Ki-Mai (Department of Physical Therapy, Yeoju institute of Technology) ;
  • Wang, Joong-San (Department of Physical Therapy, Yeoju institute of Technology)
  • 엄기매 (여주대학교 물리치료과) ;
  • 왕중산 (여주대학교 물리치료과)
  • Received : 2015.05.16
  • Accepted : 2015.08.06
  • Published : 2015.08.31


This study aimed to analyze the effect of flexi-bar exercise on changes in postural alignment and balance of juvenile soccer players. The subjects were juveniles soccer players divided into exercise and control groups of 10 players each. The exercise group performed a flexi-bar exercise for 30 minutes a day three times weekly for eight weeks, and the differences in postural alignment and balance before and after the experiment and between study groups were analyzed. The measurements before the subjects exercised revealed overall asymmetric postural alignments and balance toward the right and rear sides. The study results showed that the exercise group had a statistically significant improvement in the height and angle of both shoulder, scapula, pelvis and hands(p<.05) after performing the exercise. Changes in balance showed that the exercise group had statistically significant reduction in changes in curve length(p<.05). The study verified that flexi-bar exercise can be effective for improving the postural alignment and balance of juvenile soccer players.


Balance;Flexi-bar;Juvenile Soccer Player;Postural Alignment


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