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The effect of "the core conditioning exercises" using the stretch pole on thoracic expansion difference in healthy middle-aged and elderly persons.
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PMID:  22703741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effects of the Core Conditioning exercises (CC) using the Stretch Pole. We hypothesized that thoracic expansion difference is better improved by CC with the Stretch Pole than CC without it.
METHODS: Participants were 14 healthy middle-aged and elderly females. Participants were randomly allocated to CC with the stretch pole (SP group) or CC without it (control [C] group). The protocol for both groups consisted of 10 exercises aiming to relax the thoracic and lumbar muscles. The exercises were regularly performed twice a day for one week. Thoracic mobility was measured at the axillary and the 10th rib levels and the thoracic elevation difference was calculated.
RESULTS: and conclusion: The post-intervention values of the SP group were higher than the C group at both the axillary and 10th rib levels. These results indicate that CC using the Stretch Pole improves thoracic mobility.
Shigeki Yokoyama; Kazuyoshi Gamada; Shinji Sugino; Rie Sasano
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of bodywork and movement therapies     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1532-9283     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9700068     Medline TA:  J Bodyw Mov Ther     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  326-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Science, Kyoto Tachibana University, 34 Ohyakeyamada-machi Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto 607-8175, Japan.
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