search for




 

The Effects of Pilates Exercise Using the Three Dimensional Schroth Breathing Technique on the Physical Factors of Scoliosis Patients
J Kor Phys Ther 2018;30(6):229-233
Published online December 30, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.18857/jkpt.2018.30.6.229
© 2018 The Korea Society of Physical Therapy.

Pil Neo HwangBo

Department of Physical Therapy, Daegu Health College, Daegu, Korea
Pil-Neo HwangBo E-mail pt486pn@naver.com
Received November 14, 2018; Revised November 28, 2018; Accepted December 26, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distribute under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License (Http://creativecommons.org/license/by-nc/4.0.) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Purpose: This study aims to verify the effects of Pilates exercise using the three-dimensional (3D) Schroth breathing technique on scoliosis patients in comparison with the existing Pilates exercise technique, which uses lateral breathing.
Methods: The subjects were 16 scoliosis patients who went to S fitness center in Daegu, Korea. They were randomly and equally divided into a Schroth Pilates exercise group (SPEG), who performed Pilates exercise using 3D Schroth breathing, and a Pilates exercise group (PEG) who performed Pilates exercise using lateral breathing. The subjects conducted the Pilates exercise three times per week for 12 weeks. Changes in their Cobb’s angle, angle of trunk rotation, and chest expansion ability were measured before and after the exercise.
Results: Both groups experienced significant improvement in their Cobb’s angle, angle of trunk rotation, and chest expansion ability after the exercise (p<0.05). Between-group comparison after the exercise showed that SPEG’s improvement in Cobb’s angle, angle of trunk rotation, and chest expansion ability were more significant than those of the PEG (p<0.05).
Conclusion: This study verified that Pilates exercise using 3D Schroth breathing was more effective in improving scoliosis patients’physical condition than existing Pilates exercise. The researcher anticipates that the 3D Schroth breathing technique will be effectively utilized in other diverse intervention exercises besides Pilates exercise.
Keywords : Cobb’s angle, Pilates exercise, Schroth 3D breathing, Schroth exercise, Scoliosis


December 2018, 30 (6)
Full Text(PDF) Free

Social Network Service
Services

Cited By Articles
  • CrossRef (0)