alexa Thorax Flexibility can be Increased by Standing Pole Exercise | OMICS International| Abstract

ISSN: 2329-9096

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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  • Int J Phys Med Rehabil 2018, Vol 6(1): 450
  • DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000450

Thorax Flexibility can be Increased by Standing Pole Exercise

Akito Moriyasu1,2,3, Hiroshi Bando4,5*, Ryosuke Akayama6,7, Koichi Wakimoto8, Toshifumi Dakeshita8, Takuya Inoue1,2, Akihiro Taichi2 and Mitsuru Murakami5
1Rehabilitation Research Group for body and heart in Shikoku, , Kagawa, Japan
2Shikoku Physiotherapy Research group, Tokushima University, Kagawa, Japan
3Sakamoto Hospital, , Kagawa, Japan
4Tokushima University, Medical Research, Tokushima, Japan
5Japan Masters’ Athletics Association, , Tokyo, Japan
6Japan Athletes Rehabilitation Trainers Association (JARTA), , Osaka, Japan
7Fitness and Conditioning School LibreBody, , Kagawa, Japan
8SEISEN Medical Corporation, Seisen Clinic of Orthopedics, , Tokyo, Japan
*Corresponding Author : Hiroshi Bando, Tokushima University, Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan, Tel: +81-90-3187-2485, Fax: +81-88-603-1030, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Dec 22, 2017 / Accepted Date: Dec 28, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 30, 2017


Background: Discussion has been continued about the stability of the spine, and relationship with physical flexibility and exercise function. We have continued physical rehabilitation for various subjects, and proposed clinical application for pole exercise. In this study, we investigated the efficacy of standing pole exercise.

Study protocol: The subjects were 9 healthy adults, 26.9 ± 5.9 years old. Method included standing pole exercise and 2 tests before and after the exercise. The exercise has 6 movements, including lateral bending, axis rotation, wave motion, backward spiral, forward spiral and warp and rounding. The pole was 160 cm in length, 610 g in weight. Two tests were percentage vital capacity (%VC) and weight bearing index (WBI), which showed significant differences between before and after the exercise (p<0.01).

Discussion and conclusion: Theoretical mode of spinal stability has relationship with inner/outer core stability, flexibility, expandability, curved angles in spinal alignment, and so on. In current study, standing pole exercise would be effective for increased %VC and WBI, which may be from increased flexibility and expandability. These data would be basal data for clinical application and research development in the future.

Keywords: Pole exercise; Vital capacity (VC); Weight Bearing Index (WBI); Physical flexibility; Exercise function

Citation: Moriyasu A, Bando H, Akayama R, Wakimoto K, Dakeshita T, et al. (2018) Thorax Flexibility can be Increased by Standing Pole Exercise. Int J Phys Med Rehabil 6: 450. Doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000450

Copyright: ©2018 Moriyasu A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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