the effect of 8 weeks of Pilates and yoga training on static and dynamic balance and motor function

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1702-12THCONG
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1Department of Physical Education, Shafagh Institute of Higher Education, Tonekabon, Iran
2assistant professor, university of mazandaran
The main purpose of this study was to compare the effect of 8 weeks of Pilates and yoga training on static and dynamic balance and motor function in active women.
Thirty active women were selected as the main sample and were divided into Pilates (n=15, age: 21.46 ± 3.13 years, height: 164.53 ± 4.94 cm, weight: 64.09 ± 7.60 kg, body mass index: 23.70 ± 2.89 kg/m2) and yoga (n=15, age: 21.40 ± 4.08 years, height164.26 ± 5.49 cm, weight: 63.42 ± 13.005 kg, body mass index: 23.53 ± 4.77 kg/m2) training groups. Subjects completed the consent form before starting the exercises and their static and dynamic balance were assessed using the Stork and Y balance tests, respectively. Motor function was also evaluated using functional movement screening test. Exercises were then performed on two groups for 8 weeks (three sessions per week) and After completing the post-test, the groups were evaluated. To calculate the mean and standard deviation of height, weight, and body mass index of the subjects and to report the results of each group's descriptive statistics, to compare the three groups of covariance and t-test, and U Mann Whitney and Kruskal Wallis tests at the significant level P<0.05 was used.
Overall results of this study showed that both training programs had significant effect on static balance (p=0.001), dynamic balance (p=0.001) and motor function (p=0.001). But there was no significant difference between the two groups (p≤0.05).
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