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Effect two methods of training Pilates and yoga on range of motion upper extremity in women with breast cancer after breast cancer surgery. PTJ. 2013; 2 (2) :37-42
URL: http://ptj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-99-en.html
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Objective: Motor-sensory disorder and lymphatic edema in the upper extremity are rather common problems after mastectomy. The effect of rehabilitation programs on these problems is inconsistent. Therefore, current study was conducted to determine the effect two methods of Pilates and Yoga exercises on range of motion upper extremity in women after mastectomy. Materials & Methods: A quasi-experimental trial, 28 women with breast cancer and mastectomy were randomly assigned into the two Yoga and Pilates groups. The Yoga group underwent 15 sessions of Asana Yoga (and its five main exercises) and the Pilates group did their 15 session of exercises. Range of motion was measured before and after the activity. Results: flexion, extension, internal and external rotation of the shoulder, elbow flexion and extension, flexion, extension, radial and ulna deviation wrist after Yoga and Pilates increase significantly and the difference between groups was not significant. Conclusion: This study showed that Yoga and Pilates exercises were effective in reducing the complications of mastectomy, it is suggested that these exercises can be used as an effective methods of post- surgery rehabilitation.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/01/4 | Accepted: 2014/01/4 | Published: 2014/01/4

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