Publication date: July 2019

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The influence of the massage on a bowel movement

One of the most serious civilisation diseases is constipation. Constipation is an infrequent defecation – lower than two times a week or solid stools extracted with the feeling of incomplete bowels with a large effort put in the process.

Physiotherapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by pain, sleep disturbances, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and many other somatic symptoms, negatively influencing functional status and quality of life of the patients.

Effect of Inspiratory Muscle Training on Diaphragm Mobility and Functional Capacity in Elderly: A randomized clinical trial

Aging resulted in decrease in respiratory muscle strength which limits the exercise performance and quality of life. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and the functional outcomes of inspiratory muscle training in elderly.

Medicinal and care properties of mud – the review of literature

Mud (peloid, peat) has been used in medicine for many years. It is a natural resource used in Polish spas.

Evaluation of the effectiveness of massage therapy in combination with other rehabilitation treatments in the treatment of back pain syndrome

The objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of classic massage therapy in combination with other rehabilitation treatments and its influence on the reduction of pain intensity in people diagnosed with back pain syndrome.

Effect of Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Pelvic Floor Retraining on Postmenopausal Stress Urinary Incontinence: A randomized controlled trial

Incontinence in the urine is a common problem. Its prevalence increases as age increasing , especially among older women..Conservative management as its first line treatment is recommended. Physical therapies are the cornerstone of such conservative management, especially pelvic floor muscle exercise.

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) – neurosurgical method in treatment of spasticity in CP: the current state of knowledge

Spasticity constitutes one of the main symptoms of Cerebral Palsy (CP), which has a negative influence on children’s activity, their participation in daily life, and it also impacts their functioning in the society

Assessment of mobility of the mandible and cervical spine in the stomatognathic system disorders

The biomechanical connection of the stomatognathic system (SS) with anatomical structures within the head, neck, shoulder girdle, and even with the whole musculoskeletal system signals the need for an interdisciplinary approach to the treatment of dysfunctions of this system.

Effect of laser on pelvic floor strength and sexual satisfaction in women complaining of vaginal looseness: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Purpose. To determine the effect of erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser on pelvic floor strength as well as sexual satisfaction in women complaining of vaginal looseness.

Foot defects in children attending first class of primary school in Silesian voivodeship

oot defects concern ever-greater social group. They develop due to muscle weakening and the instability of ligament-capsular apparatus, thus leading to static and functional foot disorders. The habits of maintaining incorrect body position, lack of education in this field and of preventive measures are the factors conditioning triggering of the issue.

Rehabilitation after multiple fractures of olecranon process treated surgically. A case study

Goal of the study is to present a process and results of rehabilitation of a patient after fracture of elbow joint- a case study.

Effect of laser acupuncture on lumbar bone mineral density and back pain in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Purpose. To determine the effect of laser acupuncture on lumbar bone mineral density (BMD) and back pain in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.

Factors influencing functional performance of patients after hip joint arthroplasty

The aim of the study was to assess factors affecting functional status of patients after total unilateral hip arthroplasty.

Physioprophylaxis of civilization diseases in the consciousness and health behaviours of students of medical faculties at PSW in Biała Podlaska

The task of physioprophylaxis is to promote health-related behaviors as well as to shape and maintain the fitness and efficiency of people of all ages in order to prevent disability.

Effect of Forward Head Posture on Temporomandibular Joint Proprioception in Post-Pubertal Females: An Observational Study

Aim: to explore the effect of forward head posture (FHP) on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) proprioception in post-pubertal females.

Assessment of the effectiveness of deep electromagnetic stimulation in the treatment of low back pain depending on the area of application

Disturbed mechanism of central stabilization associated with reduced pelvic floor muscle tone may be the cause of low back pain.

Determinants of physical activity students of the College of Engineering and Health

The study aimed to find determinants of physical activity (PA) assessed by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire IPAQ.

The situation of physiotherapists after four years of legal regulation of the profession

The financial situation of physiotherapists has deteriorated over the last ten years. It was influenced by various factors – law changes, inflation and the lack of adequate financing of rehabilitation in Poland.

VII Opole Festival of Physiotherapy

Report from the conference