Title

Effects of a treatment protocol using re-form biofeedback in managing low back pain at the De La Salle University Medical Center

Date of Completion

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Low Back Pain

Abstract

This is a pre-experimental study that determined the effects of a treatment protocol using re-form biofeedback in managing patients with low back pain as to pain, range of motion, and muscle activity. Ten (10) subjects whose mean age are 35 years old and were diagnosed with low back pain secondary to muscle strain were included in the study who were concurrently undergoing PT treatment sessions at De La Salle University Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Pertinent demographic data of the subjects and the extent of pain and range of motion being assessed before and after every treatment up to the sixth treatment session were recorded. Research instruments were screening tool, numeric rating scale and range of motion of the trunk After treatment, statistically significant pain relief, increased ROM of the trunk, and improved muscle activity thru core stabilization and bringing exercises were noted but not with prone leg lifts. Dependent t-test was used in the study with a critical value of 0.05. The effects of the treatment protocol using re-form biofeedback included relief of pain, increase in ROM of the trunk and improved muscle activity in patients with low back pain secondary to muscle strain.

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