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The Official Journal of the Korean Academy of Kinesiology 2016;18(1):19-29.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15758/jkak.2016.18.1.19    Published online February 28, 2016.
Effects of Probody Massage on Lower Extremities Alignment Measure and Foot Plantar Pressure Balance in the Middle-Aged Women with Musculoskeletal Diseases.
Nam-Young Son, Joong-Sook Lee
Silla University
Correspondence:  Joong-Sook Lee,
Email: jslee@silla.ac.kr
Received: 19 January 2016   • Accepted: 24 February 2016
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate how 8 weeks Probody Massage program improve lower extremities alignment and plantar foot pressure in middle-aged women with musculoskeletal diseases.
METHODS
The subjects of this study were thirty middle-aged women with musculoskeletal diseases lived in B Metropolitan city, and they participated in the Probody Massage program for 8 weeks, 60 minutes a day, twice a week. Basic physical characteristics, lower extremities alignment and plantar foot pressure were measured and analyzed.
RESULTS
The Probody Massage program showed a positive change in lower extremities alignment and plantar foot pressure balance with musculoskeletal diseases in middle-aged Women.
CONCLUSIONS
This study suggested that Probody Massage improved and prevented posture unbalance of musculoskeletal diseases in middle-aged women. This program could be utilized for improvement of youth postures and foot pressure balance of musculoskeletal diseases in middle-aged women.
Keywords: probody massage, musculoskeletal diseases, lower extremities alignment measure, plantar foot pressure balance


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