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The Effect of Climbing Training on the Postural Alignment and Balance Ability

클라이밍 훈련이 자세정렬과 균형에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Se-Ju (Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University) ;
  • Lee, So-In (Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University) ;
  • Park, Sung-Hwan (Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University) ;
  • Cho, Woon-Soo (Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University)
  • 박세주 (남부대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 이소인 (남부대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 박성환 (남부대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 조운수 (남부대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.16
  • Accepted : 2018.08.03
  • Published : 2018.08.31

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effects of therapeutic climbing training on postural alignment and balance of normal adults and to suggest possibilities for clinical intervention. The study investigated 30 normal adults who were randomly assigned to either a training group or a control group (n= 15 each). The training group performed climbing training on the climbing wall three times a week for 6 weeks for a total of 40 minutes, while the control group did not perform any training. Biorecue was used to evaluate balance ability, while formetric was used for evaluation of postural alignment. The results showed that there was a significant difference in body slope between the groups in posture alignment (p<.05), as well as in balance ability (p<.05) and time and group interaction (p<.05). In this study, climbing training affected the posture alignment of normal adults, increased the left and right torso tilt and positively affected balance ability. Therefore, these findings confirm that training using climbing is valuable for rehabilitation and clinical application intervention of the general public and patients.

Keywords

Balance ability;Biorecue;Formetric;Climbing training;Posture alignment

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