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Improving the Symptoms of Compensating Hyperlordosis in Female Gymnasts through the Use of Postural Reeducation Programs

By Cristina Elena Popa and Tatiana Dobrescu

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AbstractThe favoring causes leading to the appearance of hyperlordosis in female gymnasts are represented by a physical development that is improper for the demands of professional sports, which leads to a series of symptoms manifested through muscular imbalances in the anterior pelvic-femoral, posterior lumbar-pelvic and pelvic femoral regions, and in the abdominal muscles. This study aims to emphasize the effectiveness of physical therapy means that are applied early on in the treatment of the symptoms of lumbar spine deviation, aiming to improve joint mobility, strengthen injured muscles, and harmonize the physiological curves of the spine. Aiming to obtain conclusive results, we chose to study a group of 10 professional female gymnasts, who were identified to suffer from compensating lumbar hyperlordosis in the initial assessment. The applicative intervention consisted in the application of iso-stretching and therapeutic physical exercises using the Klein ball, over the course of approximately 7 months. From the analysis of the results, we observed that the implementation of postural reeducation programs with strict observance of age particularities, has beneficial effects in stabilizing posture and movements, leading to a static symmetrical ability without compensating and faulty movements, positively influencing the harmonious physical development of female gymnasts, as well as the functioning ability of the whole body

Publisher: The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.02.269
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