Effect of Sling Lmubar Stabilization Exercise Program on the Balance of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients

슬링 요부안정화 운동프로그램이 청소년기 특발성 척추측만증 환자의 균형에 미치는 영향

  • Bae, Young-Hyeon (Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, Samsung Medical Center) ;
  • Park, Sun-Hee (Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Lee, Hye-Lim (Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University) ;
  • Lee, Suk-Min (Department of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University)
  • 배영현 (삼성서울병원 재활의학과) ;
  • 박선희 (삼육대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이혜림 (삼육대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이석민 (삼육대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2012.03.13
  • Accepted : 2012.07.12
  • Published : 2012.07.31


The purpose of this study lies in examining how sling lumbar stabilization exercise affects static standing balance of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients. The subjects were forty patients who were diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis. They were randomly assigned either to a experimental group (n=20) that received sling lmubar stabilization exercise program or to a control group (n=20) that received only education. Data were obtained for each patient from total sway path and sway velocity in standing on both feet with eyes closed and standing on both feet with eyes open were measured, using balance performance monitor. All variables were measured at pre- and post-exercise. There were significantly differences between the both groups for all variables at post-exercise (p<.05). The experimental group showed a significantly decreases in all variables at pre- and post-exercise (p<.05). But the control group showed a no significantly differences. These results revealed that sling lumbar stabilization exercise improved static standing balance, by reducing COP(center of pressure) sway path and sway velocity of idiopathic scoliosis patients, and it is expected that sling lumbar stabilization exercise will be used as balance enhancement exercise intervention for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients.


Idiopathic scoliosis;Sling lumbar stabilization exercise;Static standing balance


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