Pole exercise on the ROM of thoracic spine
Kurihara, Ryohei Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Fujimoto, Daisuke Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Dakeshita, Toshifumi Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Moriyasu, Akito Rehabilitation Research Group for Body and Heart in Shikoku|Akiboshi Bright Star Training Rehabilitation Center
Flexibility of the thoracic cage
stability of the spine
upper and lower rib cages
Background: The stability of the spine and flexibility of the thoracic cage have been in discussion for long. Authors have continued clinical practice and rehabilitation for various subjects. Among them, we have developed the application of pole exercise for various subjects, leading to the improved flexibility of thoracic spine. Subjects and Methods: Enrolled subjects were 18 adults with an average age of 27.8 ± 2.9 years old. Methods included the continuation of pole exercise by two ways, which are performed on the shoulder and at the armpit. The range of motion (ROM) of thoracic upper/lower (U/L groups) thoracic cage was analyzed using the measurement apparatus, spinal mouse. Results: For the main effect between U/L groups, there was a significant difference in the range of the total ROM. For alternating effect between intervention condition and time, there was a significant difference in ROM (total, flexion, and extension). U-group showed larger ROM compared to the L-group. Discussion and Conclusion: There would be probable some reasons for the difference, which are (i) bucket-handle rotation about a dorsoventral axis, (ii) caliper rotation about a craniocaudal axis, and (iii) pump-handle rotation about a mediolateral axis. These results would become reference data, leading to further research in the future.
Clinical Research in Orthopaedics
著者英表記誤記あり (誤)Toshifumi Dakashita→(正)Toshifumi Dakeshita
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