Table 2

Results for slalom test, hurdle test, and range of motion of the spine, hip, and ankle at the start of the study for both groups

TestIntervention group (n = 16)Control group (n = 10)p Value*
*Difference between groups.
†For the slalom and hurdle tests, n = 15 for intervention group.
Flexion–extension of the thoracic and lumbar spine, respectively, is reported as the total range of motion (flexion + extension). Rotation of the thoracic spine and lateral flexion of the spine, respectively, is reported as the total value of right and left sides.
Each range of motion variable of the hip and ankle joints is reported as the total value of right and left sides divided by 2.
Slalom test (s)†11.80.910.6 to 13.711.40.810.4 to 13.0NS
Hurdle test (s)† to 13.510.91.29.4 to 12.7NS
Thoracic flexion–extension (°)28.88.317 to 4538.915.317 to 730.04
Thoracic rotation (°)117.617.590 to 158144.027.8109 to 1950.006
Lumbar flexion–extension (°)76.913.352 to 9778.112.360 to 97NS
Lateral flexion (m)0.466.60.32 to 0.570.507.50.40 to 0.62NS
Kyphosis–lordosis (°)16.68.71 to 299.010.9−6 to 280.03
Knee flexion, hip extension (m) to to 0.26NS
Hip extension, knee extension (m) to 0.360.235.10.16 to 0.27NS
Hip flexion, knee extension (°)100.212.465.0 to 117.597.719.375 to 140NS
Hip abduction + external rotation (°)139.78.4129.0 to 156.5136.98.7127.0 to 151.5NS
Ankle dorsiflexion (°)34.14.226 to 4036.97.130 to 54NS