alexa Abstract | Deep Tissue Massage and its Effect on Low Back Pain and Functional Capacity of Pregnant Women - A Case Study
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Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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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.

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Author(s): Mateusz W Romanowski, Maja Špiritović and Włodzimierz Samborski


Pregnancy, Deep tissue massage, Low back pain, Exercise, Parkinsons Disease, Physical Activity, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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