Manual Therapy vs. Kinesiotherapy for People with Lumbar Discopathy: A Pilot Randomized Trial
Volume 2, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 6-11
Received: Jan. 15, 2017;
Accepted: Jan. 25, 2017;
Published: Feb. 24, 2017
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Pawel Lizis, Department of Education and Health Protection, Holycross College, Kielce, Poland
Slawomir Wiater, Physiotherapy Outpatient Department, Regional Hospital, Sandomierz, Poland
Wojciech Kobza, Physiotherapy Cabinet, Zywiec, Poland
Lumbar discopathy is a painful pathology, which needs conservative treatment to relieve symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of Kaltenborn-Evjenth Orthopedic Manual Therapy (KEOMT) and Kinesiotherapy (KIN) on quality of life, and pain in patients with lumbar discopathy. The study was designed as a pilot randomized controlled trial with concealed allocation, assessor blinding, and intention-to-treat analysis. Eighty participants, 40-70 years old suffering from lumbar discopathy were randomized to an experimental (KEOMT) and a control (KIN) groups. Both groups completed 10 treatments for 5 weeks. All evaluations were performed at baseline (Week 0), and after the treatment (Week 5) for: quality of life (Short Form-36 questionnaire – SF-36), and pain (visual analog scale − VAS). After the intervention the statistical significant between group differences favoring the KEOMT were fund in the SF-36 with regard to physical function (p = 0.027), role physical (p = 0.004), bodily pain (p = 0.027), general health (p = 0.018), vitality (p = 0.019), social functioning (p = 0.034), role emotional (p = 0.028), mental health (p = 0.015), and on VAS (p = 0.014). It was concluded that patients achieve better health benefits caused by KEOMT.
Manual Therapy vs. Kinesiotherapy for People with Lumbar Discopathy: A Pilot Randomized Trial, Rehabilitation Science.
Vol. 2, No. 1,
2017, pp. 6-11.
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