The influence of early, after – hospital physiotherapy on ventilatory lung function in patients after CABG

Jan Szczegielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz

Jan Szczegielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz – The influence of early, after – hospital physiotherapy on ventilatory lung function in patients after CABG. Fizjoterapia Polska 2002; 2(2); 108-111

Abstract
Background. The aim of this research paper is to describe the influence of early, post-hospitalization physiotherapy on ventilatory lung function in patients after CABG. Material and methods. The effectiveness of physiotherapy was assessed on the basis of examination of the respiratory system, in 36 patients. Results. The decrease of ventilatory indicators before post-hospitalization physiotherapy indicates the negative influence of CABG on ventilatory lung function of these patients. Conclusions. The improvement of ventilatory lung function, expressed by significant increases of indicators MEF50, MEF 25-75, PEF, FVC and FEV1 in our patients indicates that physiotherapy, including elements of breathing exercises, comprises the crucial element in the treatment patients after CABG.

Key words:
CABG, early post-hospitalization physiothearapy, ventilatory lung function

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The suitability of 6- and 12-minute brisk walking tests in qualifying for exercise patientss with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Jan Szczegielniak, Roman Szop, Katarzyna Bogacz

Jan Szczegielniak, Roman Szop, Katarzyna Bogacz – The suitability of 6- and 12-minute brisk walking tests in qualifying for exercise patientss with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Fizjoterapia Polska 2004; 4(3); 245-249

Abstract

Background. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the suitability of brisk walking tests in qualifying patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for exercise. Material and methods. The article presents a description of the tests as a method for evaluating the exertion capacity necessary for proper loading of patients with physical exertion during exercises. Results. The dependence we found between the basic values of the tested indices specifying the ventilation capacity of the lungs and the energy expenditure measured in the 6- and 12-minute brisk walking tests indicates that these tests are suitable for qualifying patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for exercise. Conclusions. Determining the energy expenditure in METS in the 6- and 12-minute brisk walking test enables proper dosing of physical exertion in the home-based rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after in-patient treatment, and developing indications for their motor activity.

Key words:
Exertion, Pulmonary Ventilation, pulmonary capacity testing
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Kinesiotaping after thoracosurgeries

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

Jan Szczegielniak, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz, Jacek Łuniewski, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Kinesiotaping after thoracosurgeries. Fizjoterapia Polska 2007; 7(3); 344-350

Abstract
In 2005 there were about 15 000 operations carried out in Thoracosurgery Units in Poland. The majority of these involved lobectomy due to structural changes resulting from cancer. It is worth mentioning that the majority of patients were operated on during their first or second stages of the disease, which shows improvement in methods used for diagnostic purposes qualifying for surgical operations. However, the patients treated in the third stage of their disease might reach even 40%. Application of physiotherapy in these patients is a complex problem due to the disease, their overall condition and post-operative complications. The treatment aims at improving the efficiency, strengthening the respiration mechanism, increasing thoracic flexibility and pain relief – which finally leads to improvement of the patient’s well-being. In case of possible lymphatic swelling, drainage and antiedema treatment are also very important. In case of the patients, who underwent surgery, not connected with cancer, physical treatment and massage are valuable complementation to kinesitherapy, which is the basis of physiotherapeutic treatment. They are mainly used in order to stabilize the muscle tone, decrease swelling and pain perception. However, because of the main disease, they could not be applied in most of patients. Under limited possibility of using physiotherapeutic treatment, kinesiotaping (KT) is a safe method stimulating post—operative scar healing, improving muscle activity and helping to decrease swelling and pain.
Key words:
kinesiotaping, physiotherapy, thoracosurgery
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The possibilities of using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery

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

Jan Szczegielniak, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Zbigniew Śliwiński – The possibilities of using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery. Fizjoterapia Polska 2007; 7(4); 465-471

Abstract
Background. Kinesio Taping is used in physiotherapy to stimulate recovery and increase physical efficiency. Kinesio Taping offers new possibilities of using physiotherapy in patients who cannot fully benefit from kinesiotherapy or physiotherapy. Kinesio Taping is a method of treatment of pain syndromes reducing subjective pain perception. Appropriate applications, adjusted to patients’ needs and overall health, stimulate the activity of the lymphatic system and auxiliary respiratory muscles, regulate muscle tone, accelerate post-operative scar healing processes and provide additional scar stabilization.The aim. The article presents possibilities for using Kinesio Taping in patients after cardiac surgery. Kinesio Taping was used in the study in order to reduce pain, stabilize muscle tone, support respiratory muscles, prevent pectoralis muscle contracture, accelerate post-operative scar healing processes, increase post-operative scar elasticity and prevent the development of adhesions. Conclusions. The observed results of therapy were as follows: a decrease in subjective pain perception, a reduction of oedema, additional scar stabilization, and fully active participation of the patients in kinesiotherapy, which was limited before the KT treatment.
Key words:
Kinesio Taping, physiotherapy, cardio-surgery
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Vojta Screening Tests in children with CNS damage and functional applications of Kinesiology Taping

Zbigniew Śliwiński, Bartłomiej Halat, Beata Michalak, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak

Zbigniew Śliwiński, Bartłomiej Halat, Beata Michalak, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Marcin Krajczy, Jan Szczegielniak – Vojta Screening Tests in children with CNS damage and functional applications of Kinesiology Taping. Fizjoterapia Polska 2008; 8(3); 317-324

Abstract
Background. The manifestations of CNS disorders, whether it is spasticity, athetosis, ataxia, or any other, are not visible shortly after birth. They usually develop during the first 4 months of life. They can only be elicited in challenge tests, including kinesiological diagnostic work- up according to V. Vojta.Aim – to define the effect of Kinesiology Taping functional application in children with central coordination disorders. Material and Methods. The study involved 28 patients from the Inpatient Rehabilitation Centre of the Multi-speciality Independent Public Health Care Facility in Zgorzelec (10 boys and 18 girls aged 6-10 months). The mean age of the group was 8 months.Results. Changes in the subjects’ postural reactivity were produced in the course of Vojta kinesiological tests. The difference between the number of pre- and post-Kinesiology Taping abnormal reactions [%] was statistically significant for 3 out of the 7 reactions tested. The mean number of abnormal reactions was 3.12 out of 7 reactions tested. The post-KT results improved inasmuch as the number of abnormal reactions decreased on average by 1 to 2.14 abnormal reactions out of the 7 reactions tested.Conclusions. Children tolerate the therapy of Kinesiology Taping very well. KT produces changes in the spatial arrangement of body parts and improves spatial reactivity, as was observed in the Vojta tests. The Traction Response test showed body axis correction in asymmetric children. The suspension test according to Collis revealed that the application of KT on the hand exerted an effect on muscle tone.
Key words:
Vojta screening tests, Kinesiology Taping
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Assessment of thermal effects of kinesiology tape application

Henryk Racheniuk, Jan Szczeielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Sławomir Zator, Jacek Łuniewski, Grzegorz Skiba, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Henryk Racheniuk, Jan Szczeielniak, Katarzyna Bogacz, Sławomir Zator, Jacek Łuniewski, Grzegorz Skiba, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Assessment of thermal effects of kinesiology tape application. Fizjoterapia Polska 2008; 8(3); 310-316

Abstract
Background. This work presents the results of a thermovisual analysis of 20 patients subjected to a single Kinesiology Tape application to the lumbosacral region. The Y muscle technique was used for thermovisual assessment. Material and methods. The study involved a group of 20 volunteers, students of Opole Technical University, including 16 women and 4 men, at an average age of 21 years. The subjects had previously reported intermittent low back pain. The surface temperature of the area where Kinesiology Tape was applied was measured three times: before taping, at one hour after taping and 24 hours after the KT application. Results. The biggest increase in surface temperature was observed in centrally located Area 1, where mean temperature increased by 1.27°C while mean temperature increases in lateral test areas were 0.6°C. Temperature increases in test areas located directly on the tapes were 0.3°C. These values fall within thermovisual camera statistical error range. Conclusion. The highest temperature increase was observed in the central test area. The values of temperature increases of the lateral test areas and those located directly on the tape fell within the thermovisual camera statistical error range.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, thermovision, physiotherapy
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Assessment of gait patiem following Kinesiology Taping application in patients after cerebral stroke

Beata Michalak, Bartłomiej Halat, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Magdalena Wilk, Marcin Krajczy, Anna Lipińska, Jan Szczegielniak, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Beata Michalak, Bartłomiej Halat, Wojciech Kufel, Marta Kopa, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Magdalena Wilk, Marcin Krajczy, Anna Lipińska, Jan Szczegielniak, Zbigniew Śliwiński – Assessment of gait patiem following Kinesiology Taping application in patients after cerebral stroke. Fizjoterapia Polska 2009; 9(2); 133-142

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Background. The authors present an assessment of gait pattern in stroke patients subjected to comprehensive physiotherapy inclu-ding Kinesiology Taping applications. Material and methods. The KT group included 20 patients (13 men and 7 women) who were subjected to Kinesiology Taping. KT applications were not used in the control group, which consisted of 5 women and 15 men. Ali patients underwent physical, neurological and functional examinations, which constituted the basis for designing a rehabilitation program. Results. The analysis of the results indicates that functional KT application to the anterior tibial muscie, ligamentous KT application to the Achilles tendon and muscular KT application to the soleus muscie significantly contributed to improving ankle joint function. Patients treated with KT applications demonstrated improved gait patterns, visible as balanced step length and an extended support phase main-taining the body weight. When learning and analyzing the gait pattern, the midstance phase (fuli loading) is a significant element prece-ding the propulsion phase. This assessment of gait patterns following KT application in stroke patient is an innovative study. Conclusions. Muscular and ligamentous Kinesiology Taping applications reduce the spastic tension of the lower limb muscles para-lyzed as a result of cerebral stroke, The beneficial effect of Kinesiology Taping described by the founders ofthis method reduces the congestive edema of the limbs paralyzed as a result of a cerebral stroke and improve the gait pattern. The rehabilitation program applied in this study increased the gait speed of the stroke patients.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, muscular applications, ligamentous applications, corrective applications, cerebral stroke
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The effect of Kinesiology Taping application on the result of 100 meter walking test in patients after cerebrovascular stroke

Jan Szczegielniak, Dariusz Banik, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Zbigniew Śliwiński

Jan Szczegielniak, Dariusz Banik, Jacek Łuniewski, Katarzyna Bogacz, Zbigniew Śliwiński – The effect of Kinesiology Taping application on the result of 100 meter walking test in patients after cerebrovascular stroke. Fizjoterapia Polska 2012; 12(1); 71-75

Abstract
Foot drop is one of the most serious problems, encountered during rehabilitation of patients with the history of cerebrovascular stroke, since it significantly contributes to gait quality deterioration. Traditional orthopaedic equip­ment may, to some degree, compensate this defect. Alternative rehabilitation forms for patients with foot drop include corrective application of Kinesiology Taping. The goal of this paper is to evaluate the effect of corrective positioning of the foot using Kinesiology Taping on the result of 100 metre walk test in patients with the history of cerebrovascular stroke. 30 randomly selected patients (15 males and 15 females) with the history of cerebrovascular stroke participated in the study. The subjects underwent treatment at the Medical Centre in Brzeg from January to December 2009. The subjects’ age ranged from 53 to 70 years (the mean age = 58.7 years). All the subjects underwent standard neurological physio­therapy. They performed a 100 metre walk test before the application, an hour after the application and 24 hours after the appli­cation of Kinesiology Tape, aimed at foot drop correction. A statistically significant (p<0.05) reduction in the results obtained from the test was observed in the subjects after Kinesiology Tape application.The results suggest the usefulness of corrective application of Kinesiology Taping, supporting neurological physiotherapy in patients after cerebrovascular stroke.
Key words:
Kinesiology Taping, Cerebrovascular stroke, foot drop
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Comprehensive draining therapy in the treatment of lymphoedema in women after mastectomy

Marek Woszczak, Katarzyna Syrewicz, Iga Woźniak, Łukasz Goździewicz, Katarzyna Bogacz, Karolina Kossakowska

M. Woszczak, K. Syrewicz, I. Woźniak, Ł. Goździewicz, K. Bogacz, K. Kossakowska – Comprehensive draining therapy in the treatment of lymphoedema in women after mastectomy. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(4); 28-40

Abstract
Introduction. Breast cancer is one of the most dangerous malignancies tumor, and the incidence of this disease is still growing. As a result of treatment and related removal or impairment of lymph node structure, a frequent complication is lymphoedema. There are many methods of treatment, however, the most recommended and currently the most effective is a complex decongestive therapy.
Purpose of this study. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of complex decongestive therapy, its influence on the reduction of lymphoedema and the improvement of mobility and strength of the upper limb.
Materials and methods. The study was conducted on a group of 60 women after unilateral mastectomy at the Świętokrzyski Oncology Center in Kielce. The examined patients were divided into two groups: research and control. In the study group consisting of 30 women, KFTU treatments were performed, while other rehabilitation procedures were performed. The therapeutic cycle lasted 10 days. At the beginning and at the end of the treatment, the change in pain severity was assessed on the VAS scale and the range of motion was measured using the goniometric method, the limb circumferences were measured with a centimeter tape and SUR was measured using a dynamometer.
Results. In both groups, after the end of the therapy, all parameters were improved, but in the research group where a complex decongestive therapy was used, the effect was more noticeable. In the study group there was a significant decrease in pain sensation, decreased limb circumference and visible improvement in strength and range of motion.
Conclusions.The use of both methods of treatment brings effects in the form of reduction of lymphatic edema, however, a complex decongestive therapy is a more effective method of improvement.

Key words:
mastectomy, comprehensive draining therapy, lymphoderma

 

 

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Rehabilitation models for patients with COPD

Jan Szczegielniak, Jacek Łuniewski, Marcin Krajczy, Katarzyna Bogacz

J.Szczegielniak, J. Łuniewski, M. Krajczy, K. Bogacz – Rehabilitation models for patients with COPD. Fizjoterapia Polska 2019; 19(3); 126-137

Abstract
Rehabilitation program includes models A, B, C, D and E. Key criteria in qualifying patients for adequate rehabilitation models include assessment of exercise tolerance, degree of lung ventilation dysfunction (FEV1 index), dyspnea level and physical function level.
The other criteria considered in the qualification include age, dyspnea and physical function. Patients with contraindications for exercise test and patients with cardiopulmonary insufficiency are qualified for model E. Individual models include cycle ergometer training (up to training heart rate), breathing and general exercises, resistance training or station training, walking, inhalations, postural drainage and effective coughing exercises, as well as chest percussion, physical therapy and massage.

Key words:
rehabilitation program, COPD, rehabilitation models

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