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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 76-81

Effects Of Intensive Physiotherapy On The Index Of Mobility In Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis

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V. K Sherke

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Thirty seven patients (age group: 13-50 years) of ankylosing spondylitis of one to twenty six years’ duration were treated by an intensive course of Physical Therapy. The physical therapy management included hydrotherapy and graduated general mobility exercises to the spine, pelvis and hip joints. The patients were evaluated at the time of initial reporting and after four weeks using the following parameters: (1) Wall to tragus distance, (2) Chest expansion, (3) Finger tips to floor distance on forward bending and (4) Cervical Goniometry. The data was subjected to statistical analysis. Overall observations of the study indicated that physical therapy had a definite role in promoting mobility even in the later stages of the disease.

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