Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy

Journal of Yoga & Physical Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2157-7595

+44 1478 350008

Aaron Thomas

Department of Physical Therapy, College of Health and Natural Sciences, Franklin, Pierce University, 14455 W Van Buren Street 100, 85338, USA

  • Research Article   
    The Effects of a Daily Short Duration Mobility and Exercise Program on Individuals with Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study
    Author(s): Tamara Hefferon*, Kimberly Somers, Randi Kass, Sam Curtis, Savanah Winner and Aaron Thomas

    Purpose: Low back pain has been a well-researched topic and it is estimated to affect nearly 82% of Americans at some point in their life. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the effects of a daily short duration mobility program produce significantly different results in pain and disability when compared to the same amount of brisk daily walking. Methods: A randomized control trial of 15 participants with a primary complaint of chronic low back pain for at least three months were assigned to a walking group (N=5) or a dynamic stretching group (N=10). All participants received 5 outcome measures: Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Fear Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire (FABQ), Pain Catastrophizing Scale, SF-36 and oswestry Disability Index (ODI). Subjects placed into the walking group were asked to walk at a brisk, self-selected pace f.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2157-7595.11.s1.317

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