Kinesitherapy in patients with multiple sclerosis

Miteva, Ana and Vasileva, Dance and Krstev, Toshe and Lichkova, Elena and Joveva, Elena (2019) Kinesitherapy in patients with multiple sclerosis. In: Fifth national congress of the bulgarian society of neurosonology and cerebral hemodynamics with international participation, 4-6 Оct 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Purpose: To improve the balance capabilities and functional independence in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Material and Methods: The study was conducted in 20 patients (age 52.1 ± 6.5 years) with a disease duration of 8.7 ± 4.6 years and severity of total functional deficits -6 according to the Kugtzke scale. At the beginning of the study, patients' movements and motor skills were limited: they moved with help and needed help with their daily activities. For this purpose are used standing on one leg (sec), Berg balance scale and test for functional independence (FIM). Kinesitherapy included exercises to improve coordination and balance, through exercises for static and functional balance, maintaining the volume of movement in the joints and overcoming muscle imbalance in active movements.
Results: After 3 weeks of kinesitherapy an improvement in the body posture and functional capacity of patients with MS was found, with a significance level of p <0.001. It is recommended that the treatment should be continued at home.
Conclusion: The administration of 3-week kinesitherapy improves the balance capabilities and functional independence of patients with MS compared to their baseline condition.

Keywords: multiple sclerosis, exercise

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiple sclerosis, exercise
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: 05 Nov 2019 13:14
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2019 13:14

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