Muscle loss in elderly patients - prevention effects of a multimodal therapy program for low back pain

In this study we demonstrated that multimodal therapy is an efficient alternative intervention to strengthen the back muscles and by this to increase muscle growth in the areas of extension and flexion as well as lateralization and rotation on both sides.Material and methods52 patients aged between 50 and 65 with a main diagnosis of back disease were examined prospective. They completed a 3-week inpatient multimodal therapy program. Effects of the program were assessed by applying two isometric strength measurements of the back muscles. Baseline measurement (T0) was done on the first day of the program and post measurement (T1) on the last day of therapy. The results were described by means of SPSS as mean (M) and standard deviation (SD). The normal distribution was verified (Kolmogorov-Smirnov test).ResultsData indicates that there are significant improvements in extension force, right lateral and right rotation force. Strength gains in flexion, left lateral and left rotation could also be demonstrated, but compared to the other three directions with reduced strength.Discussion and conclusionIt could be shown that even a multimodal therapy program leads to an increase in strength. Since pure hypertrophy training is a great challenge, especially for the elderly, the multimodal therapy concepts promising approach to facilitate the often difficult start to the treatment of muscle loss. The significant higher power increase concerning extension, rotation and lateralization on th...
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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