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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.11 No.4 pp.2244-2252

Effects of a Complex Exercise Program on the Distance between Knees and Balance in Individuals in their 20s with Genu Varum

Beomcheol Jeonga, Kyungtae Yoob
aNoble Care Hospital, bDepartment of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University
Address for correspondence Kyungtae Yoo, PT, PhD Department of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, 91, Daehak-ro, Seonghwan-eup, Seobuk-gu, Cheonan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea Tel: 82-41-580-2530 E-mail:


Background: Thera-Band, Narrow squats, Kinesiology taping helps in the reduction of loading on the knee joints. Despite the fact that the varus knee negatively affects the alignment of the lower extremities, most of the studies have analyzed each independently.
Objectives: To investigate the effects of a complex exercise program consisting of elastic band exercises and squat exercises on the distance between the inner knees and balance in young adults with genu varum.
Design: A cluster randomized controlled trial.
Methods: The complex exercise group performed resistance exercises using an elastic band. The taping group used kinesiology tape on the vastus lateralis and biceps femoris. To select those to be included in the study, we measured the distance between the knees using digital Vernier calipers and to measure the balance ability, we used a balance training system. The data were analyzed with the independent t-test and paired t-test.
Results: The study indicated a significant difference in the distance between the knees between the two groups, but no significant differences in the dynamic balance between the groups. Also, the static balance comparison between the groups according to the intervention method included the trace length, C90 area, C90 angle and velocity. There were no significant differences in the static balance between the groups. In addition, the complex exercise program was more effective than taping.
Conclusion: The results of this study demonstrate that the complex exercise program and taping decrease the between both the knee and increase the balance.




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