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pasand F, maleki M, rostami R. Impact of Combined Training Program and Pilates Practice on Static and Dynamic Balance in Elderly Women. Journal title 2017; 3 (3) :9-25
URL: http://jgn.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-227-en.html
Shiraz university , pasand@shirazu.ac.ir
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Introduction and purpose:The efficiency of the processes involved in maintaining balance and gait, especially the nervous system, decreases due to changes in various systems of the body such as the sensory system of visual, vestibular and proprioceptive systems. The current study was conducted to analyze the effect of the combination and Pilates exercise programs on static and dynamic balance in elderly women in Shiraz.

Materials and Methods: Among the 50 of elderly women, 30 of them, who were suitable for the aforementioned programs, were chosen. After conducting pre-test, based on combination and Pilates exercise, participants were divided into two 15-person groups. Tools that were utilized throughout the test were Romberg test to measure static balance and Y dynamic balance test to measure dynamic balance. Data were analyzed using ANCOVA method.

Findings: Results was demonstrated a significant difference (p<0.05) between combination and Pilates exercise in both groups.

Conclusions: According to the current study, one can conclude that combined and Pilate’s exercises are effective on static and dynamic balance in elderly women. Hence, it is highly recommended for the health programs of the elderly.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/03/6 | Accepted: 2017/05/10 | Published: 2017/06/17

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