Effect of swimming and physiotherapy in patients with nephrolithiasis

Izov, Nikolai and Maznev, Ivan and Nikolova, Milena and Vasileva, Dance (2017) Effect of swimming and physiotherapy in patients with nephrolithiasis. Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 84-89. ISSN ISSN 2534-9597 (Print) ISSN 2535-0145 (Online)

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Abstract AIM: This research aims to evaluate the effect of swimming and physiotherapy in a complex treatment of patients with nephrolithiasis treated under sanatorium conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty patients with nephrolithiasis who can swim, were tracked and all of them were included in the experimental group (EG n=20). They performed swimming and physical therapy. Mean age of EG was 44.1 years. Swimming was not applied to another twenty-eight patients with the same disease, because they cannot swim. They were included in the control group (CG n=28). Mean age of CG was 49.5 years. For the purpose of the research changes in: body weight, vital capacity, abdominal muscle strength and elimination of the concretions visualized by ultrasound imaging were assessed. During their 15-day sanatorium stay, all patients performed daily physiotherapy for half an hour, tourist hikes and in addition patients of EG swim twice daily for 15 min. RESULTS: Results revealed that the applied physiotherapy and swimming significantly improve the monitored indicators. Targeted physical exercises were effective for increasing the effect of balneological treatment, leading to clearly expressed positive changes in patients with nephrolithiasis. CONCLUSION: The study revealed that the rehabilitation program consisting of therapeutic exercises and swimming benefit the patients of the experimental group. KEYWORDS nephrolithiasis, swimming, physiotherapy, SPA, balneology

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2017 07:38
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2017 07:38
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/18111

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