effect of 6 weeks core stabilization training program on the balance in
mentally retarded students
Rahmat Ahmadi1, Daneshmandi Hasan1, Barati Amir Hosin2
University, Faculty of Sport Science and Physical Education, Department
of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Rasht, Iran
Rajaee Teacher Training University, Faculty of Sport Science and
Physical Education, Department of Physical Education and Sport
Sciences, Tehran, Iran
of this study was to examine the effect of core stabilization training
program on the balance of mentally retarded students. Thirty one
mentally retarded male students were selected.
were divided randomly into two groups, training (TRN: n= 17) and
control (CTL: n= 14). The dynamic balance was measured with the
modified Star Excursion Balance Test (Y test). TRN group performed a
core stabilization program for 6 weeks and three times per week. The
pre-test and post-test of Y test was done for two groups afterward.
Independent and dependent t-test used to analyze the data.
Results showed significant differences in mean posterolateral and
Posteromedial in the experimental group in post test (p≤0.05) but
insignificant on anterior direction (p≤0.27).
Conclusion. Core stabilization training program may improve the dynamic balance and can be used with other training programs.
mental retardation, core stability, dynamic balance, Y testFull
The effect of 6 weeks core stabilization training program on the balance in mentally retarded students
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