Table 2

Cross sectional areas of the multifidus muscle before and after the three different training modalities

BeforeAfterp Value
Results are expressed as pixels and are mean (SD). Differences produced by the treatment are given as p values. Significance level = 0.05. Group 1, 10 weeks of stabilisation training; group 2, 10 weeks of stabilisation training combined with dynamic resistance training; group 3, 10 weeks of stabilisation training combined with dynamic-static resistance training.
Level I
Group 110312.95 (2173.37)10351.11 (2535.45)0.97
Group 210810.14 (2226.41)10847.95 (2346.19)0.79
Group 39970.63 (2878.94)10613.95 (3226.04)0.014
Level II
Group 114956.90 (2505.43)14929.58 (2693.19)0.49
Group 215541.37 (3460.09)15781.04 (3363.08)0.16
Group 314933.35 (3570.45)15871.58 (4350.62)0.008
Level III
Group 120474.21 (2854.57)20419.53 (2961.50)0.809
Group 220944.07 (3382.33)21341.40 (3499.22)0.25
Group 319878.27 (4241.25)21310.58 (4910.20)0.002