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Ann Med Res. 2016; 23(1): 29-35


The Effect of Callisthenic Exercises on Pain Threshold, Pain Severity and Muscle Strength on Sedentary Women Diagnosed with Upper Extremity and Low Back Pain

Betul Akyol, Cengiz Arslan, Cemil Colak.

Abstract
Aim: This study on sedentary women diagnosed with upper extremity and low back pain is conducted to analyze the effects of calisthenic exercises on pain threshold, pain severity, and muscle strength.
Materials and Methods: Our study included 80 sedentary women, aged between 40-60, who were diagnosed with upper extremity and low back pain; these patients were admitted to the outpatient physical therapy clinic of a private hospital in Malatya. Patients were randomly assigned to two groups. 40 patients underwent conservative therapy (US, HP, tens) as the control group and 40 patients received conservative therapy and calisthenic exercises as the training group. Both groups were administered a pre-test and post-test model. Pain threshold, pain severity, muscle strength of the subjects were assessed before and after the treatment. The data were evaluated using IBM SPSS Statistics 22.0 package software, and the level of significance was taken as p

Key words: Sedentary Women; Low Back Pain; Pain Threshold; Callisthenic Exercises.


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