Document Type : Research Paper
Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran.
2. Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences, Tehran Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
Ph.D. in Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
Department of Corrective Exercise and Sports Injuries, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.
Background: Excessive anterior pelvic tilt (APT) is a common condition that can lead to musculoskeletal problems in females. Pilates and TRX exercises have been suggested as potential interventions to address APT.
Aim: The present study aimed to investigate the effect of these exercises on the pelvic tilt angle (PTA) in females with excessive APT.
Materials and Methods: The current study utilized a pre-test post-test design and was conducted as a quasi-experimental study. Twenty females between the ages of 35 and 55 were purposefully selected to participate in the study. The pelvic tilt angle (PTA) was measured using an inclinometer. The study participants were randomly assigned to the two groups. Then 8-week TRX and Pilates exercises were carried out. The data was analyzed by paired-sample t-test and analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) at a significance level of P<0.05 using SPSS V. 16.
Results: The results showed a significant decrease in PTA in both Pilates (t(9)= 16.74, P= 0.001) and TRX (t(9)= 9.73, P= 0.001) exercises groups. But, there was no a significant difference between the two groups (F(1, 17)=0.01, P= 0.922, partial eta squared= 0.001).
Conclusion: The results of the study demonstrated a significant decrease in the pelvic tilt angle (PTA) of participants with excessive anterior pelvic tilt (APT) following 8 weeks of Pilates and TRX exercises. These findings highlight the importance of these exercise interventions in correcting postural deformities.