What is it about?
Low back pain is common in rowing. We investigated if sensorimotor exercise is beneficial in reducing pain and disability in the German national team of sweep rowing. Starting from low average values, disability was reduced after 10 weeks of training. Perhaps not unsurprisingly, there was no substantial change in functional parameters like trunk strength, jump height and balance in the intervention and the control group.
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Why is it important?
Our findings indicate, that sensorimotor exercise with perturbations might be effective for rowers to decrease low back pain, but further research is needed.
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This page is a summary of: Perturbation-based trunk stabilization training in elite rowers: A pilot study, PLoS ONE, May 2022, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268699.
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