The Role of Facilitation Techniques in Gonarthrosis Recovery

  • Gabriela Ochiană „Vasile Alecsandri" University of Bacău, 157 Marasesti Av, 600115, Romania


Numerous studies on people with gonarthrosis refer only to electrotherapy, shock-wave therapy, radon baths, and classical physical exercise; very few studies recall only the role of facilitating techniques in restoring functional knee parameters. This study was conducted on a total of 12 subjects diagnosed with gonarthrosis divided into 2 groups, group A followed a classical recovery program and group B a program consisting of facilitation techniques for a period of 6 months with a frequency of 3 sessions per week. The results obtained confirm the hypothesis that the parameters tested: pain, joint mobility, muscle strength and stability were noticeably improved in group B those who used  FNP techniques compared to group A and the duration of the session was only 35 minutes at group B, compared to 55 minutes group A.

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OCHIANĂ, Gabriela. The Role of Facilitation Techniques in Gonarthrosis Recovery. GYMNASIUM, [S.l.], v. XVIII, n. 2, p. 83-100, dec. 2017. ISSN 2344-5645. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2018. doi:

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