The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of aquatic exercise using TaekwondoPoomsae motions on the peak torque and stability of elderly women’s knee joints.
Subjects: The study subjectswere conducted with 23 elderly women who were divided into an Aquatic Exercise Group (AEG, n=12) and aControl Group (CG, n=11). [Methods] The knee joint peak torque was assessed using an ISOMED 2000 (D&RGmbH, Germany) and the stability was analyzed using a Balance System SD (BIODEX, U.S.A).
Results: Based onthe results of the analysis of changes in knee joint peak torque and stability, the AEG showed significantimprovement in all items of knee joint peak torque (RFF, RFE, LFF, LFE) and stability (O, A/P, M/L) after theintervention compared to before the intervention, while the CG did not show any significant changes.
Conclusion:Aquatic exercises using Taekwondo Poomsae motions can be utilized as a new exercise program to help reinforceelderly women’s muscular function and enhance their stability.
Key words: Aquatic exercise, Knee joint peak torque, Balance