A study to compare the effectiveness of pilates Vs back exercises in adolescents with non specific low back ache.

Hari Babu, S (2011) A study to compare the effectiveness of pilates Vs back exercises in adolescents with non specific low back ache. Masters thesis, Thanthai Roever College of Physiotherapy, Perambalur.

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION : Back pain (also known as “Dorsalgia”) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Low back pain (referred to generally as Lumbago) is a common symptom of musculo- skeletal disorders or of disorders involving the lumbar vertebrae and related soft tissue structures such as muscles, ligaments, nerves and intervertebral discs. Adolescent back pain poses a distinct diagnostic challenge to the Physician due to skeletal maturity and activity levels seen in adolescent patients. A significant increase in back pain incidence occurred at the age of 12 years and over. In all age groups above 11 years, more than 50 percent had experienced back pain at some time in their life. For adolescents who had previously experienced back pain, there was a significant risk identified for future occurrence. AIM AND OBJECTIVE : To compare the effectiveness of pilates versus back exercises of in the adolescents with non-specific low back ache. METHODOLOGY : STUDY DESIGN - Experimental. SETTING - Clinical. POPULATION - Female subjects in the range of 14 to 19 years with a history of non-specific low back ache. SAMPLE SIZE - 30 Subjects. SAMPLING TECHNIQUE - Simple random sampling technique. Criteria: Inclusion Criteria - • Female subjects with a history of non-specific low back ache. • Age group between 14-19 years. Exclusion Criteria: • History of Neurological/Vascular/Orthopaedic disorders. • Any recent injuries. • Subjects who are psychologically depressed. • Recent surgeries. • Recent fractures. • Subjects with specific low back ache. • Male subjects with history of non-specific low back ache. RESULTS : There was significant reduction in pain and functional disability between pre and post treatment programs in Group I when compared with Group II. CONCLUSION : The results of the study indicated that the pilates is more effective than back exercises alone for reducing pain and functional disability in adolescents with non-specific low back ache.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pilates ; back exercises ; adolescents ; low back ache.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2017 02:54
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2017 17:08
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2863

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