Implementation of An Adapted Physical Activity Therapy Protocol for Patients with Low Back Pain
Keywords:Adapted Physical Activity, Protocol, Chronic Low Back Pain
This study set out to investigate the usefulness of an adapted physical activity protocol to improve pain and functional capacity through structured adapted exercises to muscular capacity on patients in a Functional Restoration program. Material and methods: 83 patients, aged between 19-63, who accepted to be included in this study and diagnosed as chronic low back pain. The patients were treated for a total of 12 weeks, 3 sessions per week. The level of pain severity of the participants was determined by Visual Pain Scale (VAS). Oswestry Disability Index for functional evaluation; Low Back Pain Disability Index (LBPDI). These assessments were performed at the beginning and end of the 12- week treatment program. In line with our study results, we anticipate that the planned physiotherapy and adapted physical activity (APA) protocol will reduce the health expenditures by finding a solution option for chronic low back pain commonly seen in societies.