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