Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

An Official Journal of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

e-ISSN: 2449-9145

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Hasan Kerem Alptekin

Dr, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Institute of Health Sciences, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Research Article
    Investigation of the effect of clinical pilates on balance, coordination and quality of life in individuals over 65 years old
    Author(s): Zeren Yetkiner, Hasan Kerem Alptekin*, Mirsad Alkan and Jülide Öncü Alptekin

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of pilates on balance, coordination, quality of life and fear of falling in the elderly. The study was conducted through the participation of 55 volunteers all of whom were over 65 years of age. The mean age was 77.09 ± 8.07 years. The individuals were divided into three groups: pilates group (n=19), gait group (n=18) and sedentary group (n=18). The pilates group participated in a 30-minute exercise program for 2 days a week for 3 months, and the gait group participated in a 30-minute brisk walking session 2 days a week for 3 months. SF-36 quality of life scale, Rivermead mobility test, Tinetti balance test and Tampa scale of kinesiophobia were applied to each group at the start of the study and the evaluations were repeated after the 3-months program. Pre- and post-exercise evaluation results of the pilates group demo.. Read More»

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