Do Pilates exercises improve balance in patients with multiple sclerosis? A systematic review and meta-analysis


Arik M. , Kiloatar H. , SARAÇOĞLU İ.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS, vol.57, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 57
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.msard.2021.103410
  • Title of Journal : MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND RELATED DISORDERS
  • Keywords: Multiple sclerosis, Balance, Pilates, Exercise, Meta-analysis, Systematic review, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, OLDER-ADULTS, PERFORMANCE, COGNITION, STRENGTH, WALKING, PEOPLE, GAIT

Abstract

Introduction and purpose: Balance problems are common in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Pilates can also be treatment strategy for people with MS, but there is inadequate evidence to support or refute the efficacy of Pilates, especially on balance in MS patients. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effects of Pilates exercises on balance in people with MS.