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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.12 No.2 pp.2331-2337
DOI : https://doi.org/10.20540/JIAPTR.2021.12.2.2331

Effect of Taping and Pilates Core Stabilization Exercise on Physical Alignment and Improvement of Genu Recurvatum in Women

Sony Leea, Bokyoung Kimb, Shinjun Parkc, Soonhee Kimd
aSoneedbodycare
bInternational University of Korea
cDepartment of Physical Therapy, Suwon Women’s University
dDepartment of Physical Therapy, Yongin University

Abstract

Background: More women than men experience genu recurvatum, which can lead to knee pain and arthritis if left unattended. Pilates combined with taping is a suitable rehabilitation method for women with genu recurvatum.
Objectives: To aimed the effect of taping and Pilates stabilization exercise on physical alignment and improvement of genu recurvatum in women with genu recurvatum.
Design: A Randomized controlled trial.
Methods: Twenty-one women were divided into three groups: taping group (back of knee taping and quadriceps femoris taping, n=7), Pilates exercise group (hip, knee and abdominal muscles exercise, n=7), and combined group (taping with pilates exercise, n=7). The measured variables were sagittal plane alignment and back and abdominal muscle, knee flexor and extensor strength.
Results: After the intervention, all sagittal plane alignments were significantly improved in both the Pilates and combined groups. Sagittal plane alignment was significantly improved in the combined group compared with the taping group. Back and abdominal muscle strength were significantly improved in the Pilates and combined groups compared with the taping group. Knee flexor and extensor were significantly improved in the combined group compared with the Pilates group and in the Pilates group compared with the taping group.
Conclusion: Pilates exercise with taping or Pilates exercise alone was effective intervention methods to improve physical alignment and strength in women with genu recurvatum.

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