TITLE

Lumbar Spine Manipulation Impact on Exercise Science Measures

AUTHOR(S)
Ward, John; Ramcharan, Michael; Coats, Jesse; Cheuk Chu; Zuniga, James
PUB. DATE
May 2013
SOURCE
Journal of the American Chiropractic Association;May/Jun2013, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to determine if mid-lumbar spine chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT) has any impact on exercise science measures. Methods: Ten male and ten female college students were equally randomized into an AB:BA crossover study design. Ten participants were in the AB group and ten were in the BA group. The study involved one week of rest between each of the two conditions, A (bilateral side-posture L3 CMT) vs. B (no CMT) preceding a treadmill exercise test. Outcome measures were exercise heart rate, Rating of Perceived Exertion, Blood Lactate Concentration (BLC), and exercise time to volitional exhaustion. A dependent samples t-test was used to make comparisons between A vs. B conditions. Results: No statistically significant difference was shown among any exercise science measures, although BLC was lower at higher exercise intensities post-CMT. Conclusion: The results of this research preliminarily suggest bilateral side-posture CMT to L3 among asymptomatic chiropractic students does not significantly impact exercise science measures.
ACCESSION #
89733664

 

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