12주간 통합 교정 프로그램 적용 시 성별에 따른 키 변화량의 차이 비교
A Comparison of Change in Height According to Gender in an Integrated Corrective Program for 12 Weeks
Background : Posture imbalance is related to the loss of height and can frequently be managed by myofascial release (MFR), Chuna therapy, and exercise. Postural changes are not only affected by spinal flexibility, muscle activity, and passive tissue, but also exist gender differences. However, no research has investigated gender differences in height growth in patients with body imbalance when applying myofascial release, Chuna therapy, and exercise. Objectives : This study was designed to investigate the effect of integrated correction program (myofascial release, Chuna therapy, and exercise) on height for patients with body imbalance and compared gender differences Methods : In total, 166 patients (67 men, 99 women) with body imbalance were recruited. All participants performed integrated correction program. The height was measured using an Inbody. Differences in outcomes between pre and post integrated correction program were analyzed using a paired t-test. Gender differences of integrated correction program were analyzed using an independent t-test. Results : After 12 weeks integrated correction program, height was significantly increased post than before intervention in both men and women (men: t = -7.351, p < 0.001; women: t = -13.760, p < 0.001). The percent change of height was significantly greater in women compared in men (t = -2.760, p = 0.006). Conclusions : The integrated correction program will be a useful method to increase height by correcting posture imbalance, especially for women.