The effect of six weeks of Brightonic training on the static and dynamic balance of girls with educable mental retardation

Poster Presentation
Paper ID : 1791-12THCONG (R1)
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2tehran,university of sports sciences and physical education
Mental retardation is one of the most common mental disabilities that is associated with impaired balance and weakness in motor function of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate britonic exercises on the level of static and dynamic balance of educable mentally retarded girls.According to global statistics, about 3% of the world's population are mentally retarded people, which can be caused by several factors. Previous studies have examined exercise interventions (balance exercises, treadmill exercises, and central stabilization exercises) to improve the overall balance and performance index in people with intellectual disabilities. In the meantime, another training method is effective on the balance of Brightonic exercises.
In this quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design, the statistical population included all educable mentally retarded girls aged 7 to 12 years in Mashhad. they got. The experimental group performed the exercises for six weeks (three sessions of 45 minutes per week). In the pretest and posttest, the stork and Y tests were used for static, dynamic balance of the two groups, respectively. Analysis of covariance with a significant level (α≤0.05) was used to investigate the differences between groups.
The results showed that the training method of the Brightonic group could significantly improve the static and dynamic balance of the subjects (P <0.05). But the control group did not show a significant difference in the mentioned variables between pre-test and post-test (p <0.05).
Considering the positive effects of Brightonic exercises on static and dynamic balance, it is recommended to use Brightonic exercises in rehabilitation programs for students with mental retardation.