PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of core stabilization exercise on the dynamic stability in young aged women wearing heeled shoes. METHODS Fourteen young aged women were divided into high heel group (HHG, n=7) and low heel group (LHG, n=7) with heel height. Core stabilization exercise was performed for 60 min (warm up 10min, exercise 40 min and cool down 10min), three times a week for 8 weeks. The dynamic stability was measured by Y-Balance test (Anterior; Ant, posteriolateral; PL, posteriomedial; PM, composite score; CS). RESULTS The dynamic stability was significant difference between groups in both PL and CS at before exercise. The dynamic stability showed also significant improvement in both HHG (Ant, PL, PM, CS) and LHG (PL) at after exercise. CONCLUSIONS We demonstrated that wearing heeled shoes reduce dynamic stability, while core stabilization exercise improve dynamic stability.
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