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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part C (2017)

Short term and long term effects of a eight week mat Pilates exercise program in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain

Author(s)
Ilayaraja Alagiathiruvevenkadam, Reosherra Lim And Karthikeyan Rajendran
Abstract
Aim & Objective Of The Study: To find out the short term and long term effects of Mat Pilates exercise program on reducing pain, disability and improving recovery in individuals with non-specific chronic low back pain. Background: A previous studies suggest to identify the ability of Mat Pilates exercise program in maintain improvements of non-specific chronic low back pain. Mat Pilates exercise program also give emphasize on core strengthening, coordination, posture, and of breathing with movement. Subject: In this study, 30 subjects aged 20-45 years were purposively selected and there met by the inclusion criteria. Methodology: This quasi experimental study was conducted among a total of 30 subjects in Asia Metropolitan University, Cheras, Selangor within 8 weeks. The subjects of 30 individual who meets the inclusion criteria were selected. The concern form given to subjects before start assessed the pain, disability and giving the Mat Pilates exercise program procedure and exercise protocol to each individual. The pretest reading was taken on first day of intervention and first reading of post-test was taken after completion of 4 weeks of the intervention and second reading of post-test was taken after completion of following 4 weeks of intervention. By using the numerical pain rating scale, oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire and the global perceived effect scale, the post-test reading were assessed. The Mat Pilates exercise program protocols were same throughout the duration of the training. Results: The results shown that Mat Pilates exercise program have more significant difference effects on long term of Mat Pilates exercise program rather than the short term of Mat Pilates exercise program in help reducing pain, disability and improving recovery in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Conclusion: The data analysis was done on SPSS to determine the result in paired “t” test. Based on all the data gained from this study, it is concluded that in short term and long term effects of an eight week Mat Pilates exercise program have a statistically significant difference in help reducing pain, disability and improving recovery in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain but more significant differences have showed in long term effects of Mat Pilates exercise program rather than the short term effects of Mat Pilates exercise program in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain.
Pages: 182-188  |  561 Views  13 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Ilayaraja Alagiathiruvevenkadam, Reosherra Lim And Karthikeyan Rajendran. Short term and long term effects of a eight week mat Pilates exercise program in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain. International Journal of Applied Research. 2017; 3(7): 182-188.
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