Moriyasu, Akito Rehabilitation Research Group for Body and Heart|Akiboshi Bright Star Training Rehabilitation Center
Kurihara, Ryohei Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Fujimoto, Daisuke Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Dakashita, Toshifumi Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Suzuki, Seiya Seisen Orthopedics Clinic
Low Back Pain (LBP)
Finger Floor Distance (FFD)
Background: Low back pain (LBP) has been common clinical and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Authors have continued clinical practice and research concerning LBP and rehabilitation, associated with the efficacy of pole exercise movement and application.
Methods: Subjects were 18 LBP patients with 46.6 ± 5.8 years old. They were randomly assigned to two groups, which are pole exercise and control groups. Group 1 continued axial rotation, lateral bending and forward/backward rotation along Moriyasu method 10 times 3 sets per day for 2 weeks. Group 2 continued Slump Stretching and Gluteus Stretch in the same way. The biomarkers include Finger Floor Distance (FFD) and Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) before and after the intervention.
Results: Both groups showed significant improved results in FFD and NRS between before and after the intervention. Group 1 showed significant improved results in FFD and NRS after intervention, which were 5.2 ± 9.4 cm vs. 15.7 ± 7.0 cm, and 3.0 ± 2.1 vs. 5.1 ± 1.3 respectively.
Conclusion: The results suggested that continuous daily pole exercise would be effective for improved flexibility and motor function for thorax cage and vertebrae. Further study and comparative evaluation among LBP, pole exercise, FFD and other biomarkers will be expected in the future.
Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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