Pilates Exercises on Obesity and Lumbar Disc Lesion on a Geriatric Subject – Evidence Based Study
- Country : India
- Subject : physiotherapy
Lowback pain is a common clinical entity and such condition among geriatric subjects decreases the quality of life, increases dependency, hence proper rehabilitation with conservative means are needed. Aims & Objectives of this original case presentation was a) to analyse the impact of obesity on lumbar disc lesion with exercises b) to evaluate the efficacy of Pilate’s exercises on lowback related functions. Materials & Methodology: Geriatric women with acute disc lesion of L4- L5 and L5- S1 was treated between July 2017 to Sep 2017 with 15 physiotherapy sessions using specific Pilates exercises with weekly twice frequency. Pre and post BMI, WC and Oswestry lowback pain functional scale were statistically analysed with results of P<.05 Conclusion: A reduction in obesity and an increased functional activities with non-pharmacologic conservative means of only exercises and superficial heat modalities disc lesion can be rehabilitated to the maximum should be validated and can be extended to similar subjects.