Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
2. Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Ph.D. in Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Excessive anterior pelvic tilt (APT) is associated with both chronic and acute musculoskeletal disorders. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of 8-week TRX and Pilates exercises on pelvic tilt angle (PTA) in females with excessive APT.
Materials & Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study with a pre-test post-test design. A total of twenty females aged 35–55 years were selected by purposeful sampling. An inclinometer was used to measure PTA. The study participants were randomly assigned to the two groups. Then 8-week TRX and Pilates exercises were carried out. The data were analyzed by paired-sample t-test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at a significance level of p <0.05 using SPSS V. 16.
Results: The results showed a significant decrease in PTA in both Pilates (t (9) = 16.74, p = 0.001) and TRX (t (9) = 9.73, p = 0.001) exercises groups. But, there was no a significant difference between the two groups (F (1, 17) =0.01, p = 0.922, partial eta squared = 0.001).
Conclusion: A significant decrease in the PTA of participants with excessive APT after performing the 8-week Pilates and TRX exercises showed the importance of these interventions in correcting postural deformities.