Honors College Theses

Date

2022

Major

Rehabilitation Sciences (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Haley Worst

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine the duration of time a healthy individual could hold a single-leg bridge. There is a lack of research on the amount of time a healthy individual should be capable of maintaining the correct form of this exercise, which is part of the special testing of the lumbar spine. The goal of this research was to give physical therapists a baseline for their patients during rehabilitation. This study recruited 35 healthy individuals between the ages of 18 and 60 to participate. The participants were asked to complete a general health questionnaire, and anyone who did not meet the minimum requirements were excluded from participating. Those with lumbar, knee, or hamstring injuries within the last six months were also excluded. The participants began with a warm-up then were instructed on the correct form of a single-leg bridge with a video example presentation. The participants were then asked to perform a double-leg bridge at a 90-degree angle on a flat surface. Then, after 5 seconds, the participants were asked to transition into a single-leg bridge. The dominant leg was reported by the participants and recorded. The angle of the participant’s legs was measured by placing red markers on the bony landmarks as guides for editing in the angles app (Version 1.6, ©2020 Nathaniel Joseph Cochran). The duration of time the participants could maintain the correct form of the exercise was timed. Each session was filmed and the time in which the participants either stopped or broke form was recorded.

Thesis Summary

The aim of this study is to determine the duration of time a healthy individual could maintain the correct form of a single-leg bridge to give physical therapists a baseline for the patients during rehabilitation.

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