MEDICINE REHABILITATION SECTION|
MANIPULATION IN REHABILITATION OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN GYMNASTIC'S
of Bacau, Faculty of Movement, Sport and Health Sciences, Romania
spondilolistesis is one of the most frequently problems found to ex
professional women gymnastics. Lack of proper treatment causes serious
disturbances to dynamic and static activities of backbone, on short,
medium and long term (including surgery) with a major impact on social
and professional life of those women.
research took place on 10 ex professional gymnastics women, 22 to 28
years old, with clinical diagnosis of retrolistesis L5-S1. All patients
have hyperlordosis and scoliosis with primary curve on lumbar level.
Treatment consisted in bilateral extension-rotation manipulation,
manipulations of sacro-iliac joint and central pressure on the S1
level. Clinical evaluation and X- ray examination guided the 6
week’s treatment with 3-4 interventions/ week. Results. Due
to treatment, we observed that clinical symptoms vanish and on final X-
ray examination we observed a significant improvement in
treatment determined a positive evolution of retrolistesis, evidenced
by clinical and radiological examination. The results allow us to
conclude that vertebral manipulation is efficient in rehabilitation of
ex professional gymnastics women’s retrolistesis.