Comparison of the effect of core stability and Williams training on dynamic balance and back pain in women with chronic back pain

Document Type : Research Paper

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Sport Medicine Research Center, Najafabad Branch. Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran.

Abstract

Aim: the purpose of this research was to compare the effect of a Williams and core stability training on dynamic balance and back pain in women with chronic back pain. Methodology: 45 women with chronic back pain were selected as the available sample and were randomly divided into three groups of 15 participants, including core stability, Williams, and control group. Before the beginning and the end of the training period, the dynamic balance with the SEBT test and low back pain with Québec Questionnaire was measured. To analyze the data, covariance analysis was used, using SPSS software (P <0.05). Results: Findings revealed that there was a significant difference in core stability and Williams training on dynamic balance and improvement in the amount of low back pain in the participants. There was a significant difference between the two training groups in dynamic balance, but, there was no significant difference in the improvement of low back pain in the two experimental groups. Conclusion: To improve dynamic balance, a core stability training program is recommended, and Williams' flexor movements are more appropriate for reducing low back pain.

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