McKenzie training in patients with early stages of ankylosing spondylitis: results of a 24-week controlled study.

@article{Rou2015McKenzieTI,
  title={McKenzie training in patients with early stages of ankylosing spondylitis: results of a 24-week controlled study.},
  author={Oana Roşu and Codrina Mihaela Ancuta},
  journal={European journal of physical and rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          261-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is widely accepted that patient education and regular exercises could improve pain, function and maintain posture in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). AIM The main aim of our study was to demonstrate the benefits of a specific, McKenzie training focusing on pain, spine flexibility, disease activity and function, as well as chest expansion in AS. DESIGN Controlled study. SETTING Rheumatology and Rehabilitation Department. POPULATION Patients with early AS. METHODS Prospective… CONTINUE READING
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