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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2010;13(1):83-90.
Published online January 30, 2011.
The Effects of Correction Exercise on Hip joint angle, Q angle, and the Distance between Knees of Genu Varum Patients
Sang-Min Han, Ki-Kwang Lee, Seong Ha, Jee-Hoon Sohn
Kookmin University
Dongguk University
Correspondence:  Seong Ha,
Email: hs9714@dongguk.ac.kr
Received: 20 October 2010   • Accepted: 7 December 2010
Abstract

INTRODUCTION
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of correction exercise on genu varum patients' hip joint angle, Q angle and distance between the knees.
METHOD
20 person who have a lower limbs' malalignment, genu varum, were participated in this research. Among them 8 were assigned in experimental group and the others were assigned in comparison group. Stretching exercise, bend exercise and sling exercise were applied to the experimental group for 12 weeks. For the statistical analysis 2-way ANOVA repeated measures was used.
RESULT
The correction exercise which were composed of bend exercise, sling exercise and stretching applied to the genu varum patients brings over significantly positive effects on hip joint angle, Q angle, and space between the knees.
CONCLUSION
The lower limbs' deformation caused by muscle imbalance, not by structural problem, can be recovered to the normal by continuous correction exercise.
Keywords: Correction exercise, Malalignment, Genu varum, Hip joint angle, Q angle, Stretching


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