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Title: A cross sectional cohort pilot study of the activation and endurance of the transversus abdominis muscle in three populations
Authors: Ferguson, Sarah Kim
Keywords: Chiropractic;Back exercises;Backache--Chiropractic treatment;Muscle rigidity--Chiropractic treatment;Manipulation (Therapeutics);Abdominal exercises
Issue Date: 2007
Abstract: The Transversus Abdominis (TrA) muscle is recognised in the literature as playing a vital and protective role in maintaining a healthy core and aiding lumbar biomechanics in the dampening of external forces applied to the lumbar spine. Pilates purports to employ the principles of core training yet there remains a deficit in the literature despite its popularity in rehabilitation and fitness industries. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Pilates method in training the TrA in comparison to a moderately active population that regularly exercises in a gym environment, as well as a sedentary control.
Description: A dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Degree of Technology: Chiropractic, Durban University of Technology, 2007.
Appears in Collections:Theses and dissertations (Health Sciences)

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