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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2022, Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part B

Effect of Pilates and core stabilization exercises on flexibility and strength in postmenopausal female: An experimental study


Author(s): Dr. Shweta Ravindra Kulkarni, Dr. Priyanka Honkalas and Dr. Sucheta Golhar

Abstract: Background: Post-menopausal women experience a number of physical changes that are loss of muscle strength and flexibility, which contributes to majority of musculoskeletal disorders. Aim was to study the effect of Pilates and core stabilization exercises on flexibility and strength in postmenopausal women.
Materials and Methodology: Experimental study was conducted with convenient sampling. Postmenopausal female who fulfilled screening criteria (n-60) were assigned to Group A (n-30) Group B (n-30). All the participants in the study were assessed for flexibility by sit and reach test and strength by Pressure biofeedback unit and were given interventions for 3times/week for 6 weeks. Participants were divided into 2 groups: Group A received Pilates training while Group B received Core stabilization exercises. Post intervention again flexibility and strength were assessed by Sit and reach and Pressure Biofeedback Unit respectively. Data collected was analyzed using parametric test. P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Statistical Analysis: Intergroup analysis was done using paired t test and intragroup analysis was done using unpaired t test P value less than 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Statistically no significant (p< 0.05) changes were seen in the score of Sit and reach and Pressure Biofeedback Unit. But mean difference suggests more improvement in Group A than Group B.
Conclusion: Pilates training is better compared to Core stabilization technique in improving flexibility and strength in postmenopausal women.


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Shweta Ravindra Kulkarni, Dr. Priyanka Honkalas, Dr. Sucheta Golhar. Effect of Pilates and core stabilization exercises on flexibility and strength in postmenopausal female: An experimental study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(3):97-102.
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