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PILATES AND PHYSIOTHERAPY ON HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS – AN EVIDENCE BASED CASE STUDY

Dr. S. S. Subramanian*, M. P. T. (Orthopaedics), M.S (Education), M. Phil (Education), Ph.D (Physiotherapy).

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Elderly population and their health care needs life expectancy. Musculoskeletal conditions such as low backache, osteoarthritis of knee joints are common clinical entities recorded among geriatric subjects. This research aims to analyse Pilates and physiotherapy treatment on a subject with lowback ache, early knee osteoarthritis and bilateral. Hamstring Tightness Materials & Methodology: This research where 65 year old subject was treated for bilateral hamstring tightness, lowback ache and osteoarthritis knee in Chennai during the period from March 2017 to April 2017. Specific Pilates and physiotherapy exercises with weekly twice frequency. Results: pre and post VAS (P<.05), Womac (P<.05) and Oswestry score (P<.001) were recorded and statistically analyzed. Conclusion: An improved knee and lowback functions of life as reflected among this study subject with specific Pilates and physiotherapy lessens dependency, increase dignity and self esteem, hence an enhanced quality of life of this geriatric subject was evidenced.

Keywords: QOL – Quality of Life, Oswestry Score – Subjective Rating Score Related to lowback Ache and Functions of daily Life, Womac Score – A Subjective Rating Score Reflecting on Knee Joint on Daily Functioning, OA Knee – Osteoarthritis, Geriatrics – Elderly Subj


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