The comparison effects of eight weeks spark and frenkel exercises on static and dynamic balance in the blinds
Hormozgan Medical Journal: February 01, 2017, 20 (6); e87363
February 28, 2017
Article Type: Research Article
December 26, 2016
February 28, 2017
S , Goodarzi
B , Mazidi
M . The comparison effects of eight weeks spark and frenkel exercises on static and dynamic balance in the blinds,
Hormozgan Med J.
Introduction: One of the most important human senses is vision, which its loss is causing many primary and secondary complications for physical and psychological health such as difficulties in static and dynamic balance. This study aimed to compare the effect of 8 weeks of Spark and Frenkel exercises training on the static and dynamic balance in blind people.
Methods: In this quasi-experimental study, 30 blind people with no other disabilities aged between 15 and 49 years old were randomly assigned to three groups of control (n=10), Spark (n=10) and Frenkel (n=10). At first, a pre-test of static balances and dynamic balance were performed for all three groups; Spark Group received Spark program exercises and Frenkel group received Frenkel exercises for two months, with no intervention for the control group. After two months, the required post-test exercise protocols were performed. Data were analyzed using SPSS 21. Paired t-test, ANOVA, and independent t-test were used to analyze the data.
Results: The results indicated that both Frenkel and Spark training programs had a significant effect on static and dynamic balance of the blind, but Frenkel exercises had a greater influence on the dynamic balance.
Conclusion: It seems that Frenkel and Spark training program are useful and effective methods to enhance static and dynamic balance in bilind people.
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