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).

Conclusions: 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.

Author ORCID Identifier

Ebru KOYUNCU 0000-0002-7900-7955

Nur TUNALI 0000-0002-0584-403X

Seda SAKA 0000-0002-6920-4357

Ertuğrul URAL 0000-0003-3549-6985

Melek Güneş YAVUZER 0000-0002-2898-9389

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