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Effect of Pilates Exercises on Improving the Muscle Function in Women with Multiple Sclerosis
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central neural system that causes weakness muscular. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of the eight-week pilates exercise on strength and endurance of shoulder girdle, abdomen, and paw muscles.
METHODS: In the present semi-experimental research, thirty women with MS were selected by purposeful sampling method and divided into two groups (of 15 persons); pilates exercise and control group. Exercise program included eight-week pilates exercise, three sessions each week and each session takes 4o_60 minutes. T-test was used for statistical analysis (p< 0.05).
FINDINGS: There was a significant increase in the shoulder girdle, abdomen, and paw muscles of exercise group compared to control group after eight weeks (P> 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The results showed that pilates exercise is effective on strength and endurance of MS patients' muscles and these patients can do pilates exercise to preserve and increase their muscles’ performance.
Keywords: Pilates exercise, Multiple sclerosis, Muscular strength, Muscular endurance.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/09/13 | Accepted: 2017/09/13 | Published: 2017/09/13

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