Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Effectiveness of Pilates on strength of quadriceps muscles in healthy individuals
Author(s): Harshal Parmar, Dr. Keerthi Rao
Abstract: Background: The aim of the current study was to check the effectiveness of Pilates on strength of quadricep muscle in healthy individuals. Methodology: A convenient sample of 40 people consists of college students including 20 males and 20 females from Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam College of physiotherapy, PIMS, Loni. The participants included were between age group of 18-24 years and having knowledge about both in English and Marathi. Illiterate individuals were excluded. Results: The data was analyzed using z test. Pre-intervention score for MMT was 2.95±0.7493 and post-intervention for MMT was 4.17±0.7472. Result showed that z value was -7.439 which is considered as extremely significant. Conclusion: The study concluded that the strength of quadriceps muscle significantly increased after performing Pilates exercise as expressed by increase in Manual Muscle Testing grade.