Abstract Title:

Pilates workouts can reduce pain in pregnant women.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29173892

Abstract Author(s):

Ika Oktaviani

Article Affiliation:

Ika Oktaviani


OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effects of Pilates exercises for a decreasing pain in pregnant women.

METHODS: A total of 40 pregnant women were divided into two groups, a control group (followed a standard pregnancy exercise regimen) and a Pilates group (completed a Pilates exercise regimen). A pain assessment was carried out after exercise, using a visual analog scale. The Pilates group workout program lasted 70-80 min per day, once a week, for 8 weeks.

RESULTS: The reduction in the level of pain was found to be significantly greater in the group of pregnant women who completed the Pilates workout (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study indicated that Pilates is an effective, healthy, and feasible method of reducing pain in pregnancy, and is therefore a beneficial alternative workout for the suppression of pain in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Therapeutic Actions : Pilates : CK(460) : AC(43)
Pharmacological Actions : Antinoceceptive : CK(647) : AC(197)
Additional Keywords : Antinoceceptive, Pilates

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