Document Type : Original Articles


1 Corrective Exercises and Sport Injuries, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Sports Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Physical Education, Hakim Nezami Higher Education Institute, Quchan, Iran

3 corrective exercise and sport injury, Alborz campus, university of Tehran, Tehran, Iran



Background: The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) training on movement patterns and posture control in female athletes with lower crossed syndrome (LCS).
Methods: This study is based on a semi-experimental study with a pre- and post-test design. Thirty healthy athlete women with age average (24.98±2.26) with LCS were randomly divided into the experimental group (15 subject) and control group (15 subject). Subjects in experimental group performed the DNS training protocol for 8 weeks at 3 sessions per week. Before and after the training intervention, the Y-balance test and Functional Movement Screening (FMS) were used to assess posture control and functional movements. For data analysis, the paired t-test, ANCOVA, and Wilcoxon test were used.
Results: The finding of ANCOVA indicated a significant difference in the Y-balance test and FMS scores between the experimental and control groups in subjects with LCS. In the study of within-group differences, the mean of research variables in the experimental group in the post-test scores was better than that in the pre-test after participating in DNS exercises (P<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the results, eight weeks of DNS training had a significant effect on the scores of functional movement screening test and Y-balance test in female athletes with Lower Crossed Syndrome. Therefore, these exercises can be recommended to athletes to improve the balance or performance of their lower limbs.