stabilization exercise


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sta·bi·li·za·tion ex·er·cise

(stā'bi-lī-zā'shŭn eks'ĕr-sīz)
Activities used to develop the ability to maintain balance or proximal control in a pain-free position. One example is sitting on an exercise ball and extending a leg without experiencing pain.

stabilization exercise

The application of fluctuating resistance loads while the patient stabilizes the part being trained in a symptom-free position. Exercises begin easily so that control is maintained, and progress in duration, intensity, speed, and variety.
Synonym: dynamic stabilization exercise
See also: exercise
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We verified that increases in the CSA of the MF of t he L4 and L5 segments and functional ability during the stabilization exercise using a ball.
The stabilization exercise using a ball was shown to be an effective exercise method for patients with low back pain in a rehabilitation program by increasing functional ability and the CSA of the MF.
2012) A randomized controlled trial to determine the effect of spinal stabilization exercise intervention based on pain level and standing balance differences in patients with low back pain.
Recently, stabilization exercises that focus on core strengthening, mobility control, and muscle control have become a very important treatment method for low back pain (MacDonald et al.
Traditional exercise programs for CLBP include strengthening and stretching of the large superficial back and abdominal muscles, without stabilization exercises and formation of the protective lumbar muscle corset.
Is there a difference in rehabilitation outcome, in relation to the level of pain and functionality, when lumbar stabilization exercises are included into the standard kinesitherapy protocol for CLBP?
The patients were recruited consecutively from the outpatient department of the Clinic and assigned to one or the other exercise program on the basis of "Even-Odd" coincidence rule: first served patient had traditional kinezitherapy program, second served had stabilization exercises, third again traditional, etc.
Patients attending this group had a combined exercise program that included spinal segmental stabilization exercises.