Analysis of the respirogram phase of Korean wrestling athletes compared with nonathletes


Respiratory function is important for patients including athletes who require physical therapy for respiratory dysfunction. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the differences in the respirograms between Korean wrestling athletes and nonathletes according to phase for the study of sports physiotherapy.

[Subjects and Methods] Respiratory function was measured using spirometry in both the athletes and nonathletes while they were in a sitting position.

[Results] Spirometry parameters in the athletes were significantly higher than in the nonathletes. In respirogram phasic analysis, the expiratory area and total area of forced vital capacity were significantly increased in the athletes compared with the nonathletes. The slopes of the forced vital capacity for athletes at slopes 1, 2, and 3 of the A area were significantly increased. In correlative analysis, chest circumference was significantly correlated with slope 3 of the A area of the forced vital capacity.

[Conclusion] The results suggest that the differences in changes in the phases of the respirogram between the Korean wrestling athletes and nonathletes may in part contribute to our understanding of respiratory function in sports physiotherapy research.

LINK TO ARTICLE

J Phys Ther Sci. 2016 Jan;28(2):392-8. doi: 10.1589/jpts.28.392. Epub 2016 Feb 29. Analysis of the respirogram phase of Korean wrestling athletes compared with nonathletes for sports physiotherapy research. Shin YS1, Yang SM1, Kim MY1, Lee LK2, Park BS1, Lee WD1, Noh JW1, Kim JH3, Lee JU4, Kwak TY5, Lee TH6, Kim JY6, Park J7, Kim J8.

Author information:

1Laboratory of Health Science and Nanophysiotherapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Yong In University, Republic of Korea. 2Laboratory of Health Science and Nanophysiotherapy, Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School, Yong In University, Republic of Korea; Commercializations Promotion Agency for R&D Outcomes, Republic of Korea. 3Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Welfare, Wonkwang Health Science University, Republic of Korea. 4Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health Science, Honam University, Republic of Korea. 5Department of Taekwondo Instructor Education, College of Martial Arts, Yong In University, Republic of Korea. 6Department of Combative Martial Arts Training, College of Martial Arts, Yong In University, Republic of Korea. 7Department of Social Welfare, College of Public Health and Welfare, Yong In University, Republic of Korea. 8Departments of Physical Therapy, College of Public Health and Welfare, Yong In University: Yongin 449-714, Republic of Korea.



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