International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education

International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education


International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
International Journal of Yoga, Physiotherapy and Physical Education
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


V Vijayaraj, V Chitra Devi, M Janani

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.
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