Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
A study to assess the efficacy of balances in second trimester by using swimming, yoga and balance exercises: A comparative study
Author(s): V Vijayaraj, V Chitra Devi, M Janani
Abstract: Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study is to know the efficacy of balances in second trimester pregnancy by using swimming, yoga, and balance exercise. Methodology: 30 pregnant women (aged 18–28 years) were tested for their balance using TUG test. Subjects: 30 subjects between the age group of 18 - 28 years with significant second trimester pregnancy as per the inclusion and exclusion criterion were selected for the study Procedure: Using random sampling method 30 subjects were divided into 2 equal groups with 15 patients each. Group A given swimming, yoga and balance exercise. The Group B received swimming and balance exercises, 2 sets of 10 repetitions per session for 5 days per week. The study duration was of 12 weeks. Evaluation was done before starting the treatment and then after 3 weeks. Outcomes were evaluated using TUG test Results: The results shows that the use of swimming, yoga and balance exercise is most effective for balance gaining than the swimming and balance exercise. Conclusions: A swimming, yoga and balance exercise is improvement in balance gaining for the second trimester pregnancy, more than swimming and balance exercise.