The effect of park sports equipment with and without training in women with hyperlordosis and chronic low back pain

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Master of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Background: People who use Outdoor fitness equipment in parks and gardens do not know how to use these machines and their use may cause them various types of injuries.
Aim: Outdoor fitness equipment in parks from the perspective of sports injuries cognition was evaluated for people with hyperlordosis, chronic low back pain, and healthy individuals in two groups with and without a coach and training.
Materials and Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 30 middle-aged women with a mean and standard age deviation (48.96 ± 8.21 years) volunteered to participate in the study and were purposefully divided into two experimental groups (15 people). Controls (n = 15) were divided. There were 10 patients in each group with hyperlordosis and chronic low back pain and 5 healthy people. Pain intensity and lumbar lordosis angle were determined by VAS questionnaire and using a flexible ruler, respectively. The present study was performed for 60 minutes 3 days a week for 12 weeks.
Results: After 12 weeks of training with training, a significant decrease in pain level (P= 0.639, t= 0.481) was observed in the experimental group compared to the control group, but there was a significant difference in lumbar lordosis (P= -1.246), t= 0.235) users were not observed.
Discussion and Conclusion: The results of this study showed that working with Park Sports Equipment with the presence of a coach and proper training reduces back pain in users with chronic low back pain and develops the general health of users of these devices.