PNF and Movement 2019; 17(3): 411-419
https://doi.org/10.21598/JKPNFA.2019.17.3.411
The Effects of Coordinative Locomotor Training with Elastic Bands on the Body Alignment of Elementary School Baseball Players
Se-Ju Park, P.T., MS⋅Chi-Bok Park, P.T., Ph.D⋅Yong-Sung Kim, P.T., Ph.D
Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University
Correspondence to: Yong-Sung Kim (kimys2492@nambu.ac.kr)
Received: July 31, 2019; Revised: August 17, 2019; Accepted: August 28, 2019; Published online: December 31, 2019.
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Abstract
Purpose: This study determined the effects of elastic bands in coordinative locomotor training on the body alignment of elementary school baseball players.
Methods: Thirty subjects were recruited for this study and separated into two groups: the coordinative locomotor training group with elastic bands (n=15) and the non-training control group (n=15) were five times a week for eight. The trunk inclination, trunk imbalance, kyphotic angle and lordotic angle were used to evaluate body alignment.
Results: The experimental group showed significant improvements in trunk inclination, trunk imbalance, kyphotic angle and lordotic angle (p<0.05).
Conclusion: Coordinative locomotor training impacted postural alignment in elementary school baseball players.
Keywords: Body alignment, Coordinative locomotor training, Elastic band, Elementary school baseball players


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