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Comparison of the hip, ankle and back extensor muscle strength and its correlation with functional balance in healthy and osteoporotic postmenopausal women
Maliheh Darbani1, Giti Torkaman 2, Shafieh Movassaghe3, Nooshin Bayat4
1- MSc Student, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University
2- Professor, Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences,Tarbiat Modares University , torkamg@modares.ac.ir
3- Assistant Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Vali-e-Asr Hospital, Theran University of Medical Sciences.
4- Associate Professor, Department of Rheumatology, Baqiyatallah Hospital, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Aim: According to the further tendency of osteoporotic people to use the hip strategy to maintain stability, in present study, the relationship between hip, ankle and back extensor muscles strength and functional balance in healthy and osteoporotic postmenopausal women were evaluated.

  

Materials and Methods: Forty-five volunteer postmenopausal women were divided into two normal and osteoporosis groups according to their bone mineral density. Maximal isometric strength of hip, ankle, and back extensor muscles were assessed by a hand-held digital dynamometer. Functional balance was assessed by Near Tandem Stand (NTS), Star excursion (SE) and Figure of 8 walking (F8W) tests.

  

Results: In osteoporosis group, all muscle groups were significantly weaker than the normal group (P<0.05), and the time of F8W test was significantly more than normal group (P=0.031). Also, in osteoporosis group, hip adductors and extensors showed a significant correlation with three functional balance tests (P<0.05).

  

Conclusion: Regarding to decrease of muscle strength in osteoporotic women and its relationship to declining of functional balance in ADL, strengthening of hip and ankle muscle groups should be considered in their rehabilitation programs.

 

Keywords: Muscle strength, Functional balance, Postmenopausal women, Osteoporosis.

Keywords: Muscle strength, Functional balance, Postmenopausal women, Osteoporosis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/01/25 | Accepted: 2015/01/25 | Published: 2015/01/25
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Darbani M, Torkaman G, Movassaghe S, Bayat N. Comparison of the hip, ankle and back extensor muscle strength and its correlation with functional balance in healthy and osteoporotic postmenopausal women . mrj. 2015; 9 (1) :40-52
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