Effect of Therapeutic Exercise Protocol in Asymptomatic Individuals with Hyper-Lordosis of Lumbar Spine – An Interventional Study
Keywords:hyper-lordosis, lumbar lordosis, therapeutic exercises, abdominal muscle strength, flexicurve ruler, pressure biofeedback
Objective- The objective of the study was to study the effect of therapeutic exercise protocol in asymptomatic
individuals with hyper-lordosis of lumbar spine.
Methods- Ethical clearance was obtained from institutional ethical committee. Subjects fulfilling the
inclusion and exclusion criteria were included. Informed consent form was taken from each of the subject
prior to the treatment. The motive and procedure of the study was thoroughly explained to the subjects
participating. Instructions were given to the subjects about the exercise protocol. The sessions of these
exercise protocol were conducted for 35 minutes/4 days/week. Pre and post test was assessed for lumbar
lordotis angle and abdominal muscle strength using flexible ruler and pressure biofeedback respectively and
the outcome measures were analysed after 1 month.
Result- Statistical analysis for lumbar lordosis angle (p=<0.0001) and abdominal muscle strength
(p=<0.0001) revealed extremely significant difference post intervention. Lumbar lordosis angle in the study
population reduced by 2.11 degrees. It also showed that the abdominal muscle strength improved by 5
seconds hold with 40mmHg pressure.
Conclusion- The study results concluded that this exercise protocol was significantly effective in reducing
hyper-lordosis of lumbar spine as well as improved abdominal muscle strength.
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