The influence of static splayfoot on body posture within knee joints and spine in children

Katarzyna Bogacz, Bartosz Pańczyszak, Daria Duch, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak

K. Bogacz, B. Pańczyszak, D. Duch, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, J. Szczegielniak- The influence of static splayfoot on body posture within knee joints and spine in children. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(1); 52-58

Abstract
Aim of work. The aim of this work was to assess body postures of primary school pupils and to assess the influence of static splayfoot on bad posture within lower limbs and spine.
Material and Methods. Research sample included 306 grade four pupils attending primary schools in Kluczbork municipal district. The research test were conducted at the turn of 2017 and 2018. The results gathered in the test were subjected to statistical analysis to determine correlations between particular body posture deformities. Correlation analysis was used to determine correlations between the assessed variables.
Results. The analysis of posture fault occurrence in the research population showed variables of statistical significance for spine curvatures, flat foot and cross knees. Additionally, knee joints flexion contracture was reported in one child.
Conclusions.
1. Bad body posture within lower limbs and spine are common among grade four pupils.
2. There is a strong correlation between splayfoot and deformities within knees and spine.

Key words:
Splayfoot, body posture, children, health

 

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Assessment of physical endurance in students of the 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school

Marek Woszczak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Szczepanik, Sławomir Jandziś,Karolina Kossakowska, Magdalena Józefowicz-Korczyńska

M. Woszczak, K. Bogacz, M. Szczepanik, S. Jandziś,K. Kossakowska, M. Józefowicz-Korczyńska – Assessment of physical endurance in students of the 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school. Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 70-82

Abstract

Introduction. Physical endurance is a very important element of everyone’s health. It is a health aspect comprising the factors which may affect the level of physical endurance. That is why it is important to know what allows to keep it as high as possible.
Objective. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the differences in the levels of physical endurance of students of 1st and 2nd grade of secondary school.
Materials and methods. The studies were conducted on secondary school students. It covered 70 students, including 37 women and 33 men. The physical endurance level was examined using the Harvard Step-Up Test. The study included analysis of the effects of sex, age, place of residence and BMI on the level of physical endurance.
Results and conclusions. The research results allowed to draw the conclusions that sex, place of residence or BMI are not statistically significant for the level of physical endurance of the persons studied. As for age, the research results may indicate that at 5% significance level, age is statistically relevant for the level of physical endurance – older students demonstrate more good and very good fitness results, while the number of average and poor physical endurance results decreases.

Key words:
physical endurance, Harvard Step-up Test, physical endurance index

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Review of literature on the application of Kinesio Taping (KT) in internal diseases: in surgery, cardiology and pulmonology

Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński, Dagmara Gąbka, Jan Szczegielniak

M. Krajczy, K. Bogacz, J. Łuniewski, Z. Śliwiński, D. Gąbka, J. Szczegielniak – Review of literature on the application of Kinesio Taping (KT) in internal diseases: in surgery, cardiology and pulmonology . Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(2); 32-42

Abstract

Introduction. So far, there have been few materials on Kinesio Taping (KT), in particular those meeting the criteria of scientific fact-based materials. The available literature includes articles on the possibility of using KT, but the results presented are not unequivocal. Some hypotheses and theories are contradictory, and many of them are not supported with any study results, and the conclusions presented seem questionable.
Objective. The objective of this study is to present the current state of knowledge of the possibility to apply the KT method in internal diseases: in cardiology and pulmonology.
Material and methods. The first stage was conducted from October to November 2017. It included preliminary selection aimed at identifying the works on the possibility of applying dynamic taping. The second stage of the research was conducted from December 2017 to January 2018, and consisted in a detailed analysis of the selected works on application and assessment of effects of dynamic taping in surgery, pulmonology and cardiology.
Results. When assessing the effects of KT in internal diseases in cardiology and pulmonology, the effects were classified as poor effects (PE), effects (E) and anti-effects (AE), when the results of the trial do not confirm the therapeutic activities. 2 E were discovered in assessing the effects of KT in surgery (2 articles). 3 E were discovered in the study of application in pulmonology (3rd article). No articles of the A reference level, concerning application of KT in cardiology.
Conclusions. Three conclusions were formulated on the basis of analysis of the source materials:
1. There has been a recent progress in the research into the possibility of applying dynamic taping in physical therapy, including in internal diseases: pulmonology and cardiology.
2. There are few prospective, randomized trials associated with application of dynamic taping, conducted on a large enough group of patients.
3. Few articles in the literature that explain the principles of DT, meet the criteria of research based on scientific facts.

Key words:
review of literature, kinesiology taping, surgery, cardiology, pulmonology

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The loss of body weight during cyclo-ergometer training in cardiac patients

Witold Pawełczyk, Iwona Kulik-Parobczy, Tomasz Sirek, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jan Szczegielniak

FP 2013; 13(3); 22-27

Streszczenie
Wstęp. Podczas wysiłku fizycznego proces wytwarzania ciepła nasila się z powodu przyspieszenia procesów metabolicznych, zmierzających do dostarczenia energii dla pracujących mięśni. Około 75-80% energii wytwarzanej przez mięśnie podczas wysiłku fizycznego przekształca się w energię cieplną, pozostałe 20-25% wykorzystywane jest na pracę mechaniczną. Intensywny wysiłek zwiększa sekrecję potu i udział parowania potu w eliminacji nadmiaru ciepło z organizmu prowadząc do stopniowego obniżenia masy ciała.
Problem spadku masy ciała związany z utratą wody u ćwiczących był przedmiotem licznych opracowań. Do lej pory obliczono średnie wartości spadku masy ciała na skutek pocenia w spoczynku oraz podczas uprawiania niektórych dyscyplin sportowych. Opracowano również szczegółowe zalecenia odnośnie nawadniania organizmu w trakcie dużych wysiłków fizycznych u sportowców. Brak jednak kompleksowych opracowań dotyczących utraty wody u chorych poddanych wysiłkowi fizycznemu w trakcie fizjoterapii stacjonarnej, w rym u chorych po zawale mięśnia sercowego, w trakcie intensywnego usprawniania.
Cel pracy. Celem pracy była ocena spadku masy ciała u chorych po zawale serca w trakcie intensywnego usprawniania obejmującego trening na cykloergometrze rowerowym. Postanowiono także ocenić, czy uzupełnianie płynów przez chorych jest proporcjonalne do strat związanych z obniżeniem masy ciała po treningu rowerowym.
Materał i metody badań. W badaniach wzięło udział 47 losowo wybranych chorych (12 kobiet, 36 mężczyzn) leczonych w Dziale Usprawniania Leczniczego Szpitala Specjalistycznego MSW w Głuchołazach.

Słowa kluczowe:
rehabilitacja kardiologiczna, utrata wody


Abstract

Introduction. The problem of weight loss associated with the loss of wafer in athletes has been the subject of numerous studies. Until now, the average values of weight loss due to sweating at rest and while participating in some sports were calculated. However, no comprehensive studies have not been conducted info water loss in patients undergoing intensive physical exertion, including in patients after myocardial infarction, in the course of intensive rehabilitation.
Aim. the aim of this study was to assess weight loss in patients after myocardial infarction during intensive rehabilitation including training on cycle ergometer.
Material and methods. A total of 47 randomly selected patients (72 women, 35 men) treated in Rehabilitation Department of MSW Hospital in Glucholazy participated in the research. Before and after exercise, measurements were taken with the use of body mass weight Tanita SC 330S in all patients. In addition, for all patients at the end of rehabilitation program, 10-point questionnaire was used to examine fluid intake during the day, during and after physical exercises.
Results. There was a statistically significant difference (p <0.05) between body weight values before and after exercise. Based on the questionnaire, it was found that a large number of patients did not fake additional supplementary fluids, unless they experienced the feeling of thirst; the information about the quantity and type of fluid they should take was not given to patients during rehabilitation Conclusions. The study showed a significant decrease in body weight after training conducted in patients undergoing cardiac rehabilitation. Lack of adequate hydration for patients in the course of their rehabilitation was found. Complex cardiac rehabilitation program should take into account the need to maintain proper water balance. Key words: cardiac rehabilitation, water loss

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Eligibility of COPD patients for physiotherapy based on a six minute walk test and treadmill test

Katarzyna Bogacz, Marek Woszczak, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Bartosz Pańczyszak, Jan Szczegielniak, Marek Kiljański

K. Bogacz, M. Woszczak, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, B. Pańczyszak, J. Szczegielniak, M. Kiljański – Eligibility of COPD patients for physiotherapy based on a six minute walk test and treadmill test; Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(1); 96-106

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Objective. The aim of the paper was to assess the results of physiotherapy of COPD patients whose elgibility for the relevant rehabilitation model was assessed with the help of the 6-MWT test and the treadmill test according to the modified Bruce protocol.
Materials and methods. 80 individuals suffering from COPD treated as in-patients at the MSWiA Specialist Hospital in Głuchołazy between May 2017 and September 2017 were examined. After a 3-week comprehensive physiotherapy, the exercise stress test, spirometry test and dyspnoea assessment on the modified 10-point Borg scale were repeated in both groups of COPD patients.
Results. Calculations were performed using the IBM SPSS software. In order to assess consistency between the distribution of the results with the normal distribution, the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used. As the distribution differed from the normal distribution, nonparametric methods were used for further analysis. In order to assess the significance of differences between the two groups in terms of quantitative variables, Mann-Whitney tests were used, while Wilcoxon tests were used for dependent samples to assess the significance of changes over time in the same patients (bound pairs). The statistical significance threshold was set at p < 0.001. Conclusions 1. A significant improvement was noticed in the level of exercise stress tolerance after physiotherapy both among patients assessed according to the modified Bruce test and patients assessed with the 6-minute walk test. 2. A significant improvement was shown in the values of spirometric indicators after physiotherapy both among patients assessed according to the modified Bruce test and patients assessed with the 6-minute walk test. 3. A significant decrease was shown in the level of dyspnoea after physiotherapy both among patients assessed according to the modified Bruce test and patients assessed with the 6-minute walk test. Key words: COPD, modified Bruce protocol, 6-MWT test, physiotherapy

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Functional assessment of the shoulder joint in volleyball players from different age groups

Bartosz Pańczyszak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak

B. Pańczyszak, K. Bogacz, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, J. Szczegielniak – Functional assessment of the shoulder joint in volleyball players from different age groups; Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(1); 50-60

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Objective. The aim of the paper was to perform functional analysis and assessment of the range of movement of the joints of the pectoral girdle in the dominant and non-dominant limb in volleyball players. Materials and methods. The study involved 40 competitive volleyball players divided into 2 groups. The shoulder joint movement range assessment involved active performance of specific movements by the participants while lying down. The tool used to take the measurements was a standard goniometer, while the movements were performed in different planes in a specified and systematic way in accordance with the SFTR method. The second stage involved the performance of 3 proposed functional tests to assess the complex range of movements of the shoulder girdle. The tools used to assess the tests performed were a standard goniometer and a flexible tape measure. Results. The results of the tests were subjected to statistical analysis with the use of the Statistica 10 software. Statistical significance was set at p < 0.05. In addition, the average motion ranges and functional test results were compared. Conclusions 1. Both the Youth group and the Senior group showed a significant decrease in the range of internal rotation of the dominant limb as compared to the non-dominant limb. In addition, a deficit was found in the Youth group in horizontal flexion of the dominant limb. 2. The results of the functional tests show worse results of the “safety pin” test for the dominant limb in both groups. In the Youth group, the difference amounted to 7.4 cm and in the Senior group - 10.1 cm as compared to the non-dominant limb. 3. The Seniors achieved higher ranges of flexion in the sagittal plane and the Youth in extension and horizontal extension. 4. Athletes with a higher internal rotation range of the shoulder joint of the dominant limb achieved higher results in the “safety pin” test. Key words: Volleyball players, shoulder joint, functional assessment

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Evaluation of effects of kinesiotaping with use of the intelligent fourier M2 neurological robot in patients with hemiparesis

Marcin Krajczy, Edyta Krajczy, Ewa Gajda-Krajczy, Bartosz Frydrych, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Jan Szczegielniak

M. Krajczy, E. Krajczy, E. Gajda-Krajczy, B. Frydrych, K. Bogacz, J. Łuniewski, J. Szczegielniak – Evaluation of effects of kinesiotaping with use of the intelligent fourier M2 neurological robot in patients with hemiparesis; Fizjoterapia Polska 2018; 18(1); 32-48

Abstract

Purpose. The purpose of the study is to assess the effects of dynamic taping (DT) using a smart neurological robot Fourier M2 in patients after cerebral stroke with hemiparesis.
Materials and methods. The study included 28 patients (10 women and 17 men, average age: 63, 48) after ischemic cerebral stroke with hemiparesis (14 left-sided, 13 right-sided) who expressed their informed consent for participation in the study. The patients were divided into groups using the ALEA software, with its own randomization algorithm, into group TG and CG – 14 participants in each. In order to conduct the study, there was used the Fourier M2 smart rehabilitation robot designed for diagnostics and therapy of upper limbs.
Results and conclusions. The study demonstrated statistically relevant effects on the 1st, 3rd and 4th day of the study in the form of a percentage improvement in active movement in the TG group as a result of application of dynamic taping.
The assessment of the remaining study results demonstrated both the effects of dynamic taping and the effects of the therapy with the use of a neurological robot in patients after cerebral stroke with hemiparesis. The assessment of those effects showed the therapy effects were comparable in both groups.
The Fourier M2 smart robot is s useful and objective tool for diagnostics, therapy and assessment of the effects of physical therapy in patients after cerebral stroke with upper limb dysfunction.

Key words:
kinesiotaping, neurological robot, fourier M2, cerebral stroke, hemiparesis

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Assessment of differences in body fat of the persons playing handball in grades 1, 2 and 3 of junior secondary school, depending on the level of training and physical fitness

Marek Woszczak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Katarzyna Syrewicz, Marcin Szczepanik, Jan Szczegielniak

M. Woszczak, K. Bogacz, K. Syrewicz, M. Szczepanik, J. Szczegielniak – Assessment of differences in body fat of the persons playing handball in grades 1, 2 and 3 of junior secondary school, depending on the level of training and physical fitness. FP 2017; 17(4); 84-105

Abstract

The physiology of physical effort is based on diagnosing how physical activity, effort or sports affect the proportions or activity of a human body. A training programme or effort of the given group, e.g. boys training handball while studying in a lower secondary school, may consist in improving the health and functioning of a body and increasing the level of sports fitness.
The objective of the study was to assess the level of body fat of people training handball, depending on their level of training, physical fitness and age.
The study covered a group of 83 boys studying in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades of lower secondary school. The study applied the International Physical Fitness Test. It was also necessary to take body measurements necessary for calculating such indices as: Body Mass Index (BMI), Slenderness Index (SI), Rohrer’s Index (RI) and the Waist Hip Ratio (WHR). The assessment of body fat of the students was based on the measurements of skinfolds.
The best results in terms of BMI were demonstrated by 3rd grade students – 85.71% had correct body weight. In the measurement of waist size of the eldest students, the standard deviation was lowest, which demonstrates lower diversity of results among the boys from the 1st and 2nd grade. When measuring the skin folds, it was noted that the results were higher over age. The International Physical Fitness Test demonstrated that the eldest boys had better general results than the younger ones.
All the tested boys demonstrated a higher than average level of fitness. The level of physical fitness improves with age. However, for the purpose of obtaining more authoritative research results, more people should be tested.

Key words:
body fat, handball, junior secondary school, physical fitness

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The assessment of primary rehabilitation effects for patients with brain stroke and the evading effect

Marek Woszczak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Katarzyna Syrewicz, Magdalena Józefowicz-Korczyńska, Jan Szczegielniak

M. Woszczak, K. Bogacz, K. Syrewicz, M. Józefowicz-Korczyńska, J. Szczegielniak – The assessment of primary rehabilitation effects for patients with brain stroke and the evading effect. FP 2017; 17(3); 16-27

Abstract

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of hemispatial neglect in stroke patients and to determine whether this condition can affect the results of early rehabilitation and hospitalization duration.
Materials and methods. 63 randomly selected stroke patients were examined. The participants were divided into two groups: group A – participants without hemispatial neglect; and group B – participants diagnosed with hemispatial neglect. Physical functionality of participants, assessed at admission to the rehabilitation ward and at discharge, was compared. The results were organized into tables and graphs. The collected data were analyzed with the chi-square test of goodness of fit.
Results. The results show an increase in physical functionality of all participants. Participants without hemispatial neglect have considerably improved in their functional independence, needing little help with most activities assessed as part of the study. On the other hand, participants diagnosed with hemispatial neglect showed much less improvement, despite the same amount of therapy, and remained on a lower mobility level. Hence, hemispatial neglect affected their hospitalization duration.
Conclusion. Participants with hemispatial neglect exhibited slower functional recovery. Hemispatial neglect affects hospitalization duration (R=0.0082).

Key words:
Stroke, hemispatial neglect, early rehabilitation

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The assessment of effect of early post-hospital rehabilitation on the lung ventilation function in patients with cardiovascular disease

Katarzyna Bogacz, Marek Woszczak, Jan Szczegielniak

K. Bogacz, M. Woszczak, J. Szczegielniak – The assessment of effect of early post-hospital rehabilitation on the lung ventilation function in patients with cardiovascular disease. FP 2017; 17(2); 132-139

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Objective. An assumption as made that tests performed before and after a 3-week cardiovascular rehabilitation would allow the assessment of its effect on the lung ventilation function in patients post MI and CABG.
Material and methods. The analysis involved determination of mean values of all spirometric values and comparing them with expected values before and after the rehabilitation program. In order to check if mean values of both tests were significantly different, they were compared using the t Student test for paired samples, and mean increases of all indexes were calculated.
Test results. Lung function tests performed in study subjects gave results allowing precise analysis of lung ventilation function in patients post MI and CABG, and an assessment o the effect of comprehensive cardiovascular rehabilitation, including respiratory exercises, on ventilation function of those patients. t-Student test was applied for the assessment of differences with the significance level of p < 0.01. Conclusions. The program of cardovascular rehabilitation involving respiratory exercises, accounts for improved lung ventilation function in patients post MI and CABG, and should be used at each stage of rehabilitation of those patients. Key words: Cardiovascular disease, rehabilitation

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