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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 May;31:360-368. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.12.005. Epub 2017 Dec 8.

Comparison of low back mobility and stability exercises from Pilates in non-specific low back pain: A study protocol of a randomized controlled trial.

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1
Departamento de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Electronic address: iaquiropraxia@gmail.com.
2
Departamento de Educação Física, Fisioterapia e Dança da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

There is some evidence in the literature about the effectiveness of the Pilates methods in the low back pain. Moreover, Pilates focus on exercises that empathizes the stability and/or mobility of the spine. Therefore, it is discussed in the literature whether higher levels of stability or mobility of the lumbar spine generates better results, both in performance and rehabilitation for low back pain.

OBJECTIVES:

Compare the effects of the low back mobility and stability exercises from Pilates Method on low back pain, disability and movement functionality in individuals with non-specific chronic low back pain.

METHODS:

28 participants will be randomized into two exercise protocol from Pilates methods, one focusing on low back stability and other on low back mobility. Low back pain (visual analogic scale), low back disability (Oswestry) and movement functionality (7 functional movement tasks) will be evaluated before and after 10 sessions of Pilates exercise by the same trained assessor. A mixed designed ANOVA with two factors will be used. This study is the first to compare these outcomes for chronic low back pain participants with two exercises protocol focusing on low back mobility and stability and the results will evaluate what to prioritize with Pilates exercises to give better results for that population.

KEYWORDS:

Exercise movement techniques; Low back mobility; Low back pain; Low back stability

PMID:
29248397
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2017.12.005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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