Document Type : Research Paper
Assistant Professor of Sport Injury & Corrective Exercise, Raja University
Assistant Professor of Sport Injury & Corrective Exercise, Sports Sciences Research Institute
Ph.D. of Sport Injury & Corrective Exercise, University of Isfahan
The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of core stability exercises on endurance and trunk control in patients with multiple sclerosis. The subjects with the age of 20-40, expanded disability status scale 1-4 and randomly allocated to the experimental and control groups. Training program for groups was carried out in eight weeks. Isometric endurance of the Trunk stabilizer muscles was measured by trunk flexor test, trunk extensor test and left and right lateral musculature test and Trunk Impairment Scale was used to measure the ability to trunk control. The data was analyzed by using analysis of covariance at a significance level of 0.05. The results showed that core stability exercises led to a significant increase on isometric endurance of the trunk stabilizer muscles and trunk control. Also, significant differences observed between isometric endurance of the trunk stabilizer muscles and trunk control in the experimental and control groups. According to research findings, the core stability exercises resulted in considerable improvements in endurance and control of the trunk in patients with multiple sclerosis.
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