Effects of core stabilization exercises in patients with non-specific low back pain: Huber Motion Lab versus conventional

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Koyuncu E., TUNALI A. N., Saka S., Ural E., Yavuzer M. G.

Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity, vol.16, no.1, 2024 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.29359/bjhpa.16.1.08
  • Journal Name: Baltic Journal of Health and Physical Activity
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: back pain, core stabilization, depression, disability, exercise, Huber® Motion Lab
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: This study aimed to determine the effects of core stabilization exercises with Huber® Motion Lab on pain, depression, and activity levels in patients with non-specific low back pain (LBP). Materials and methods: In this study, 30 patients with non-specific LBP were allocated either to an experimental or to a control group. Both groups received a conventional physiotherapy program for 15 sessions. In addition, the control group performed 30 minutes of core stabilization exercises on the floor, whereas the experimental group used the Huber® Motion Lab device. The main outcome measures were pain severity (Visual Analogue Scale VAS), depression (Beck Depression Inventory BDI), and disability level (Oswestry Disability Index ODI) that were performed on the first and the last day of the program. Results: At the end of the program, all outcome measures improved significantly in both groups (p < 0.001). Between-group comparison of mean change score revealed significantly greater improvements regarding VAS (7.40vs4.23), BDI (29.52vs13.81), and ODI score (51.78vs25.29) for the experimental group compared to the control group (p < 0.001). Con-clusions: For patients in this study with non-specific LBP, both with and without Huber® Motion Lab, core stabilization exercises in addition to a physiotherapy program were beneficial in terms of pain severity, depression, and disability level in favor of Huber® Motion Lab.