Deep Tissue Massage and its Effect on Low Back Pain and Functional Capacity of Pregnant Women - A Case Study
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mateusz W Romanowski
Department of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
Poznan University of Medical Sciences
28 Czerwca 1956r. Str. 135/147, 61-545 Poznan, Poland
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 23, 2016; Accepted date: May 26, 2016; Published date: June 02, 2016
Citation: Romanowski MW, Špiritovic M, Samborski W (2016) Deep Tissue Massage and its Effect on Low Back Pain and Functional Capacity of Pregnant Women - A Case Study. J Nov Physiother 6:295. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000295
Copyright: © 2016 Romanowski MW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Introduction: The incidence of low-back pain during pregnancy is very common. Deep tissue massage is an effective therapy relieving subacute and chronic low back pain.
Purpose: To evaluate if a deep tissue massage is beneficial for low back pain and functional capacity of pregnant women. Methods: A woman, aged 28, with low back pain went under deep tissue massage tretmant which consisted of specific techiques: appropriate pressure, combination of lengthening movements, movements in intermuscular grooves, anchor and stretch technique, releasing muscle adhesions. There were twelve 30-minutes sessions in total. The following questionnaires were used for the assessment of patient: Modified Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire (RDQ), Modified Oswestry Low Back Pain Disability Index (ODI), Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale (QBPD), and The Numeric Rating Scale (NRS).
Results: In all parametres there was improvement: (RDQ), (ODI), (QBPD), and (NRS).
Conclusion: A positive effect of deep tissue massage on low back pain and functional capacity in pregnant women was noticed.