Judo as an alternative rehabilitation method in multiple sclerosis

Katarzyna Wiszniewska, Feliks Jaroszyk, Krystyna Opalko, Małgorzata Wiszniewska

K. Wiszniewska, F. Jaroszyk, K. Opalko, M. Wiszniewska – Judo as an alternative rehabilitation method in multiple sclerosis. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(1); 30-36

Abstract
Objective. To evaluate the efectiveness of training judo as a part of a physiotheraphy programme in MS patients
Materials and methodology. 4 female RR-MS patients, aged between 32 and 49, have taken part in a 8-week programme. Their condition was evaluated twice – before and after the therapy. Two surveys have been carried out: one prepared by the authors of the study and Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS-29). In order to evaluate the functional state the following methods have been used: Functional Reach Test, 10 m TW (Time Walking) test and the Lovett test (for the following muscles: rectus femoris, biceps femoris, rectus abdominis, deltoideus).
Results. After the therapy the most persisting ailments decresed considerably. The functional tests showed better results and the patients had a better phycological disposition.
Conclusions. Judo training improved both functional and psychogical condition of the patients in the rehabilitation group. The programme proved to be an alternative form of physiotherapy for MS patients.

Key words:
multiple sclerosis, physiotherapy, judo, physical activity

 

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Edward Madeyski’s pioneering activities for the development of physiotherapy, physical education and hygiene in Lviv in the years 1870-1906

Sławomir Jandziś, Ewa Puszczałowska-Lizis, Maciej Łuczak

S. Jandziś, E. Puszczałowska-Lizis, Maciej Łuczak – Edward Madeyski’s pioneering activities for the development of physiotherapy, physical education and hygiene in Lviv in the years 1870-1906. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(4); 130-136

Abstract
The authors, based on source materials and a few studies, present the activities of Edward Madeyski for the development of physiotherapy, physical education and hygiene in Lviv in the years 1870-1906. This doctor, by profession, and a passionate promoter of gymnastics, physiotherapy, hygiene, dietetics and healthy lifestyle, founded the theoretical basics of physical education. He represented the health-and-hygiene school, was a supporter of “rational gymnastics”, published the first Polish manuals for teaching gymnastics in schools. The main aim of the article is to present E. Madeyski’s little-known activity in the field of physiotherapy which he had been practicing since 1870 in his own Orthopedic Gymnastics Center in Lviv. Therein he treated children with musculoskeletal disorders, mainly with spinal curvatures, with the help of physical factors (therapeutic gymnastics, massage, orthopedic supports). Authors also present E. Madeyski’s activities as a teacher and promoter of physical education and hygiene in Galicia at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His work gave rise to the development of the theory of physical education, gymnastics specialists training and the activity of orthopedic and gymnastic facilities. In recognition of his merits for many years of medical, pedagogical and scientific activity in 1889, the emperor awarded the title of professor to him.

Key words:
physiotherapy, healing gymnastics, history of rehabilitation

 

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The new Dynamic Spine Correction (DSC) device: indications and contraindications

Wojciech Kaczmarek, Paweł Łęgosz, Renata Szczepaniak, Anna Lipińska, Krzysztof Mucha

W. Kaczmarek, P. Łęgosz, R. Szczepaniak, A. Lipińska, K. Mucha – The new Dynamic Spine Correction (DSC) device: indications and contraindications. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(4); 62-72

Abstract
The Dynamic Spine Correction (DSC) device (patent PL 229766; patent US 9,949,884 B2) was designed and constructed for the use in the spine physiotherapy. The device was produced by Bio.morph Ltd. as a result of the European Union Operational Program Innovative Economy for the 2007-2013 years.
The DSC proposes new methodology for the almost independent rehabilitation. Our method with the supervision of a physiotherapist can follow-up the osteo‑kinematics of the patient’s spine as the dynamically physiological joint play that being restored in blocked spine joints.
Thanks to the new diagnostic system there is also the possibility to: a) visualize the condition of the spinal column; b) register the parameters of patient’s therapy, as well as c) the results. Thanks to that, it is possible to evaluate the patient’s current condition and the progress of the therapy objectively.
Our innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methodology – namely Dynamic Correction and Mobilization of Spine and Postural Neuromuscular Re‑education – allows for an effective treatment of the spine disorders of different etiologies. Moreover it minimizes the potential risks for the patient’s, that results nowadays from therapeutic technologies used, as well as harmful materials and medicines with low specificity (e.g. painkillers).

Key words:
Back pain, DSC, dynamic spinal correction, physiotherapy, postural neuromuscular re‑education, spine

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Efficacy of selected physiotherapeutic procedures in the treatment of lumbar spine pain

Tomasz Miśkiewicz, Zbigniew Dudkiewicz, Robert Irzmański, Katarzyna Michalak, Elżbieta Poziomska-Piątkowska

Tomasz Miśkiewicz, Zbigniew Dudkiewicz, Robert Irzmański, Katarzyna Michalak, Elżbieta Poziomska-Piątkowska – Efficacy of selected physiotherapeutic procedures in the treatment of lumbar spine pain. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(3); 12-28

Abstract
Aim of the study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of selected sets of physiotherapeutic procedures for pain in the lumbosacral segment caused by degenerative disease.
Materials and Methods. The study involved 45 patients with pain syndromes within the lumbosacral spine, who underwent a series of physiotherapy treatments. The subjects were divided into four groups. Three groups were divided depending on the applied sets of physiotherapy treatments, while the fourth group (comparative) were those taking only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for the duration of a series of treatments in the remaining groups. The patients were examined using the questionnaire of their own questionnaire, the SF-36 questionnaire (vol.2) of the short questionnaire version (Poland version), Lovett test, Laitinen scale and diagnostic tests (Laseque, Bragard, Thomayer). The tests were carried out immediately before the treatment series and two weeks after its completion.
Results. The subjects were aged 45-65. 71.1% were women and 28.9% were men. 13.3% of people were physically active. Spinal osteoarthritis was the cause of pain in all patients participating in the study. In the research group, a statistically significant difference was found between the results of the severity of pain, the level of muscle strength and the quality of life measured before physiotherapy and 2 weeks after its completion. In 90% of people participating in the procedures, an increase in muscle strength was obtained, whereas in the control group only in 6%. The improvement of the ranges of mobility in the discussed section of the spine concerned 46.6% of the subjects participating in the treatment series. In the comparison group, none of the patients improved their range of motion.
Conclusions. Physiotherapeutic treatments have a positive effect on the reduction of pathological symptoms of the lumbosacral spine. They have a positive effect on improving the quality of life, muscle strength, ranges of mobility and reducing or completely removing pain. Regardless of the applied set of physiotherapeutic treatments, they worked better than the intake of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs by patients.

Key words:
physiotherapy, degenerative disease, lumbosacral segment, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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Physiotherapy in HIV/AIDS infected patients – case presentation, principles of prevention

Włodzisław Kuliński

W. Kuliński – Physiotherapy in HIV/AIDS infected patients – case presentation, principles of prevention. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(3); 6-10

Abstract
Introduction. The first cases of the disease known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were described in 1981. According to the WHO, more than 35 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with HIV since then. The number of HIV-infected individuals in Poland is estimated at 35 000. The disease is associated with changes involving, among others, the central and peripheral nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. Patients are referred for physical treatment due to lower limb paresis, disturbed sphincter function and coordination as well as acute articular pain.
Material and methods. The paper presents physical treatment and rehabilitation conducted in HIV-infected patients with these problems. The principles of preventing HIV infection in the staff of the Division performing the procedures are also described together with HIV infection prophylaxis.
Conclusion. The principles of prevention and timely preventive measures may help the staff avoid HIV infection.

Key words:
HIV/AIDS infection, physiotherapy, principles of prevention

 

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Assessment of the legal situation of physiotherapists regarding the continuation of professional qualifications

Abstract

The profession of physical therapist is subject to specific legal regulation under the Act on the Profession of Physical Therapist of 25 September 2015, the adoption of which was motivated by the need to introduce comprehensive legal solutions taking into account the specific social character of that profession. Until that act took effect, i.e. until 31 May 2016, Poland had had no statutory provisions regulating the principles of pursuing that profession.
Analysis of the adopted legal regulations indicates numerous doubts that make it difficult to issue an unequivocal legal assessment of the factual conditions occurring in practice. The above statement refers, in particular, to the persons meeting the statutory criteria that want to continue the acquired professional qualifications.
The objective of this study is to demonstrate the doubts resulting from the adopted normative provisions, to attempt to explain them, and to formulate the de lege ferenda conclusions that would allow to respect that condition.

Key words:
physical therapy, act on the profession of physical therapist, act on medical activity, right to pursue the profession of physical therapist

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Preventive Physical Therapy as a Health Need and Service. Theoretical Background

Zofia Kubińska, Kamil Zaworski

Z. Kubińska, K. Zaworski – Preventive Physical Therapy as a Health Need and Service. Theoretical Background. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 58-68

Abstract

Under the Act on the Profession of Physical Therapist, preventive physical therapy is one of the health services provided within physical therapy activities. Its task is to promote pro-health behaviours and to develop and maintain fitness and endurance of people of different age, for the purpose of preventing disability.There are three levels of preventive physical therapy – primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary preventive physical therapy is addressed at the whole population or at susceptible groups. Its purpose is to provide the knowledge of and skills for maintaining health using proper types of physical activity. Secondary preventive physical therapy covers the activities undertaken after the occurrence of the first signs of disease. Its purpose is to prevent the consequences of the diseases or to inhibit the development of the expected but not yet visible, signs. Tertiary preventive physical therapy includes the activities undertaken in the case of a developed disease or dysfunction which are not possible to cure. Its purpose is to prevent the exacerbation of signs and to provide optimum compensation mechanisms.The following persons are statutorily obliged to develop the life and special skills directed towards (propedeutic) competences in the scope of preventive physical therapy: parents, teachers, health promoters, caretakers, nurses, physicians and physical therapists.

Key words:
physical therapy, preventive physical therapy, preventive treatment

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Physiotherapy after combined surgically ankylosis crural-tarsal and crural-calcaneal interlocking retrograde nail in patients with chronic pain in extensive deformation

Jarosław Pasek, Tomasz Stołtny, Michał Pyda, Marek Kawecki, Daniel Spyrka, Michał Benedykt Białek, Alina Ostałowska, Sławomir Kasperczyk, Bogdan Koczy

J. Pasek, T. Stołtny, M. Pyda, M. Kawecki, D. Spyrka, M. B. Białek, A. Ostałowska, S.Kasperczyk, B. Koczy – Physiotherapy after combined surgically ankylosis crural-tarsal and crural-calcaneal interlocking retrograde nail in patients with chronic pain in extensive deformation . Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 52-57

Abstract

Patella stiffness is performed in situations when the panel of surgical procedures aimed at restoring the support function of the limb in the extensive deformation of the lower leg with pantalarne chronic pain syndrome has been exhausted. In the years 2010-2017, 31 comprehensive patella stiffness were performed. Treatments were performed in 27 men and 4 women, who underwent pre and post-operative physiotherapy and selected physiotherapy treatments. The work discusses the necessary information about comprehensive patella stiffness and details of the physiotherapeutic treatment of these patients.

Key words:
degenerative joint disease, physiotherapy, interlocking regressive (retrograde) nail, crural pseudarthrosis, combined surgically ankylosis

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Analysis of injuries of musculo-ligamentous-skeletal system occurring among handball players and physiotherapy treatment

Sławomir Motylewski, Walenty Trandasir, Katarzyna Michalak, Elżbieta Poziomska-Piątkowska

S. Motylewski, W. Trandasir, K. Michalak, E. Poziomska-Piątkowska – Analysis of injuries of musculo-ligamentous-skeletal system occurring among handball players and physiotherapy treatment. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 24-30

Abstract

Introduction. Injuries in team games are an inseparable part of today’s sport. For every athlete it is connected with a decrease in exercise capacity, need for medical help and economic consequences. Professional rehabilitation of athletes, after a traumatic event, requires work with a physiotherapist with high skills and extensive experience and the use of modern physical therapy equipment. The lack of one of those factors can lead to further loss of health by the player, prolonged rehabilitation and thus delayed return to the game
Aim. The aim of the study was to assess the type and frequency of injuries occurring among professional female handball players and the type and methods of treatment used after the injury.
Material and methods. The studied group consisted of 19 women aged 18-31 years, playing handball for at least 5 years. All of the subjects played in the first team of Korona Handball Club in Kielce. In the study a diagnostic survey method was used.
Results. The study showed that 100% of players suffered from at least one injury connected to their professional sports activity. Most often the injury occurred while landing – 33.9%, fouls – 21.4% and throws – 19.6%. 12.5% (7) of the occurred traumas required surgery and the remaining 87.5% ended in conservative treatment. In spite of the fully recovery from the injury, a large proportion of the players – 68.4% were feeling discomfort after the resumption of training and during the matches.
Conclusions. The most common injuries of professional handball female players are sprains and dislocations of the lower limbs. Most athletes undergone conservative physiotherapy treatment including kinesiotherapy and wide range of physical therapy modalities.

Key words:
handball, sports injuries, physiotherapy

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The use of deep water running in physiotherapy – possibilities and restrictions

Wojciech Cieśla, Krzysztof Gieremek, Jarosław Drabik, Tomasz Cieśla

FP 2013; 13(3); 28-33

Streszczenie
Bieganie w głębokiej wodzie – Deep Water Running (DWR) jest od lat 80-tych ubiegłego stulecia w wielu krajach Europy zachodniej i Ameryki Płn. dość powszechnie stosowanym sposobem przeciwdziałania zmniejszaniu wydolności organizmu. Ten rodzaj treningu był i jest szczególnie chętnie stosowany u sportowców, którzy doznali obrażeń ciała wykluczających ich czasowo z normalnych treningów wymagających obciążania aparatu kostno-stawowego. Wieloletnie doświadczenia lekarzy, fizjoterapeutów pokazują, że umiejętnie zastosowany trening biegowy w wodzie, posiada szereg zalet, które mogą być wykorzystane również u osób borykających się takimi problemami zdrowotnymi, jak np.: choroba zwyrodnieniowa stawów, otyłość czy zaburzenia koordynacji ruchów. DWR stosowany jest w kilku ośrodkach leczniczych i rehabilitacyjnych w naszym kraju, lecz Iiczba ich jest niewielka. Z uwagi no zalety prozdrowotne tego rodzaju treningu zasługuje on na przybliżenie jego zalet i wad oraz no krótką charakterystykę głównych założeń metodycznych.

Słowa kluczowe:
terapia w wodzie, bieg w głębokiej wodzie, fizjoterapia


Abstract

Deep Water Running, as a common way to counteract the decreasing cardio-pulmonary efficiency of body, has been known in many West European and North American countries since 1980s. This type of training was and still is willingly used by sportsman who due to injuries were temporarily excluded from normal trainings with a load of bone-joint apparatus.
Long-standing experiences of doctors and physiotherapists show that the skillfully applied Deep Water Running’s training has a lot of advantages, which can be also used by people suffering from such health problems as joints’ degeneration, obesity or physical coordination disorder. Only in a few health and rehabilitation centers in Poland the Deep Water Running is implemented. Due to health benefits of this type of training, it deserves an outline of its advantages and disadvantages as well as a brief description of the main methodological assumptions.

Key words:
water therapy, deep water running, physiotherapy

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