The effect of Pilates and TRX exercises on the pelvic tilt angle of females with excessive anterior pelvic tilt

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.

2 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.

3 Ph.D. in Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.

4 Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

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.

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