A Randomized Controlled Trial of Core Strengthening Exercises in Helicopter Crewmembers with Low Back Pain.

@article{Brandt2015ARC,
  title={A Randomized Controlled Trial of Core Strengthening Exercises in Helicopter Crewmembers with Low Back Pain.},
  author={Yvonne Brandt and Linda L Currier and Timothy W Plante and Christine M Schubert Kabban and Anthony P. Tvaryanas},
  journal={Aerospace medicine and human performance},
  year={2015},
  volume={86 10},
  pages={
          889-94
        }
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if five core strengthening exercises would decrease pain severity and related disability in U.S. Air Force helicopter aircrew members with low back pain. METHODS The study was a randomized control group repeated measures design. The experimental manipulation consisted of a set of five core strengthening exercises performed 4 d/wk for 12 wk. Self-reported pain severity and disability were ascertained at baseline and 12 wk using the… CONTINUE READING
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