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Effects of Floor and Swiss Ball Exercise on the Rehabilitation of Back Pain | Original Article

Suresh Babu Nannapaneni*, Sudhakara Babu Mande, in International Journal of Physical Education & Sports Sciences | Physical Education, Health, Fitness & Sports


The purpose of the study was to find out the effect of floor and swiss ball exercise on the rehabilitation of back pain. The researcher used the random group design in this study. In this research design randomly selected sixty women who suffered from back pain. They were measured of their back pain through administration of Questionnaire and their initial back pain was determined. The subjects were randomly divided into three groups, consisting of twenty subjects each. First experimental group underwent floor exercises prescribed for rehabilitation of back pain, the second experimental group underwent swiss ball exercises and the third group acted as control group. The experimental period was for five weeks. After the experimental period of five weeks, the subjects were tested of their back pain level through administration of the questionnaire. The difference between the pre and post experimental scores were considered the effect of the respective trainings given. The data collected were statistically analysed through Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The results shows that the obtained F value 20.23 was greater than the required value of 3.15 and hence it was accepted that the floor exercises, and swiss ball exercises significantly reduced the back pain of the subjects compared to control group. The post hoc analysis of obtained ordered adjusted means proved that there was significant differences existed between swiss ball exercise group and control group and floor exercises group and control group. And there was no significant difference between treatment groups, namely, floor exercises group and swiss ball exercise group in altering back pain of the women. It was concluded that swiss ball exercises and floor exercises can be suggested for reducing back pain among women.