Archival Issues
Volume 19, 2017
Volume 18, 2016
Volume 17, 2015
Volume 16, 2014
Volume 15, 2013
Volume 14, 2012
Volume 13, 2011
Volume 12, 2010
Volume 11, 2009
Volume 10, 2008
Volume 9, 2007
Volume 8, 2006
Volume 7, 2005
Volume 6, 2004
Volume 5, 2003
Volume 4, 2002
Volume 3, 2001
Volume 2, 2000
Volume 1, 1999
Journal Abstract
Exercise Tolerance and Selected Motor Skills in Young Females with Idiopathic Scoliosis Treated with Different Physiotherapeutic Methods
Krzysztof Marek Fabian, Krystyna Rożek-Piechura
Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2014; 16(5):507-522
ICID: 1128841
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
Background. Scoliosis is a disorder that leads to dysfunction of a number of systems in the body, especially in young females. Physical capacity is one of the most important elements of good health as well as ofbiological development. Adolescence is a time when physical capacity develops intensively, and the condition of the respiratory system is one of many factors that have an impact on the level of physical capacity. This paper aims to evaluate a short-term application of two methods of physiotherapy and their influence on the level of exercise tolerance in young females suffering from idiopathic scoliosis.
Material and methods. The study involved a group of 49 young females aged 14-15 years diagnosed with (2040°) thoracic and lumbar scoliosis who were in-patients at the rehabilitation ward of the Regional Paediatric Rehabilitation Hospital in Jastrzębie Zdrój. The group was divided into two subgroups depending on the method of rehabilitation employed: the first subgroup received asymmetric breathing exercise therapy by Dobosiewicz and the second subgroup practised symmetric remedial exercises. Cobb's angle, the degree of skeletal maturity, i.e. the Risser sign and the degree trunk rotation of the apex of the curvature by means of Raimondi's coefficient were determined once in an x-ray image. Basic somatic features, maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV parameter), selected motor skills and exercise tolerance were assessed on two occasions (before beginning and after completion of the rehabilitation treatment).
Results. 1. Young females suffering from (20-40°) thoracic and lumbar scoliosis demonstrate respiratory dysfunction, as shown by decreased maximal voluntary ventilation (MVV) in the two subgroups in the present study. Exercises according to Dobosiewicz's method brought about a significantly higher degree of improvement in this parameter. 2. The physiotherapeutic regimen administered to the young girls with scoliosis significantly improved their strength motor skills and exercise tolerance. A significantly higher improvement was observed in the subgroup treated using Dobosiewicz's method, in particular, in the strength of abdominal muscles, which play an important role in both respiratory function and body posture maintenance.

ICID 1128841

DOI 10.5604/15093492.1128841
PMID 25406924 - click here to show this article in PubMed

Related articles
  • in IndexCopernicus™
         symmetric remedial exercise [0 related records]
         respiratory exercise therapy by Dobosiewicz [0 related records]
         fitness [9 related records]
         Exercise Tolerance [116 related records]
         conservative treatment [38 related records]
         idiopathic scoliosis [19 related records]

  • Related articlesin PubMed database
  • in PubMed database [ related records]


    Copyright © Ortopedia Traumatologia Rehabilitacja  2019
    Page created by Index Copernicus Ltd. All Rights reserved.