The effect of Pilates on patients’ chronic low back pain. A pilot study.

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dc.contributor.author MacIntyre, Leanne
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-10T11:50:38Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-10T11:50:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-10T11:50:38Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/1622
dc.description Faculty of Health Sciences School of Therapectic Sciences 0213128j 0117899331 en
dc.description.abstract The Pilates exercise method applies many of the principles of lumbar stabilisation that have been found to be effective in the treatment of chronic low back pain. Pilates has recently found its way into the physiotherapy setting, where it is being integrated into the rehabilitation of patients with low back pain. This study consisted of a randomised control trial using an intervention group that underwent a twelve-week Pilates programme, and control group that continued with standardised physiotherapy treatment as necessary. Baseline, three-week, and twelve-week scores for a Visual Analogue Scale for pain and the Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire were recorded and compared. The Pilates group showed significantly greater improvements in pain and functional disability mean scores when compared to the control group (p=0.059 and p=0.026 respectively). It therefore appears that Pilates can be recommended as an effective treatment modality for the reduction of pain and the improvement of functional disability for chronic low back pain sufferers. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Pilates en
dc.subject chronic en
dc.subject pain en
dc.subject low back en
dc.subject exercise en
dc.title The effect of Pilates on patients’ chronic low back pain. A pilot study. en
dc.type Thesis en


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