Comparing the Effect of Swiss Ball and Mckenzie Exercise among Football Players with Non-Symptomatic Anterior Pelvic Tilt
Keywords:Exercise, Football, Pelvis, core stability.
Background: The anterior pelvic tilt is characterized by ASIS rotating inferiorly in relation to the PSIS or being
positioned lower than the PSIS in the sagittal plane. When compared to non-athletes, football players are more
likely to have a higher anterior pelvic tilt angle. The anterior pelvic tilt experienced by football players may make
them more prone to musculoskeletal problems.
Purpose: This study is intended to compare the effects of Swiss ball and McKenzie exercise on a sample of football
players who have an anterior pelvic tilt without any symptoms.
Materials and Methods: 30 Subjects who were selected in the stadium under Shai physio clinic based on inclusion
criteria. They were divided equally among two groups. Group A (n=15) subjects were managed with Swiss Ball
exercise and Group B (n= 15) subjects were managed with McKenzie exercise. The subjects were evaluated using
Angulus ROM software. Study period:October 2022 to June 2023.
Results: In Group A (Swiss Ball), the post-test mean value was 10.80 (2.27), significantly lower compared with
Group B (Mckenzie Exercise), 16.33 (3.04). This demonstrates the correction of excessive anterior tilt among
football players in Group-A following Swiss Ball Therapy. However, the subjects in both groups were found to
have a significantly decreased anterior tilting of the pelvis now exists following the interventions in Group A
(Swiss Ball) and Group B (Mckenzie Exercise).
Conclusion: According to the present study’s findings, participants with anterior pelvic tilt responded well to
both the interventions. Nonetheless the subjects who used a Swiss ball exercise were found to have correction in
anterior pelvic tilt more quickly than those who performed the McKenzie exercise.
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