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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.9 No.2 pp.1494-1497

Effect of Mekenzie Lumbar Support on Pulmonary Function for Wheelchair Patients with Stroke

Shin Jun Parka,Soon Hee Kimb
aGangdong College
bYoungin University, Yongin, Korea
Address for correspondence Soon Hee Kim, PT, Ph.D Department of Physical Therapy, cYoungin University, 134, Yongin Daehakro, Chuhingu, Yonginshi, Kyunggido 449-714, Korea Tel 82-10-6317-8310


This study aimed to determine the effect of McKenzie lumbar support on pulmonary function in Stroke patients. Twenty subjects (n=20) were divided into two groups: a McKenzie lumbar support group (MLS group=10), a control group (n=10). Pulmonary function was performed to assess its effectiveness. A spirometer was used to measure the forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), peak expiratory flow (PEF). The intervention was conducted for four weeks. In the MLS group, FEV1, FVC, and PEF were increased after McKenzie lumbar support. (p<0.05), while no significant differences in the variables were found in the control group (p>0.05). There were no significant differences in variables between the MLS group and the control group (p>0.05). Our findings suggest that applying Mckenzie lumbar support may be an alternative maneuver to improve pulmonary function in stroke patients.