• Title, Summary, Keyword: Spa-Exercise Therapy

Search Result 5, Processing Time 0.027 seconds

Combined Spa-Exercise Therapy for Vital Sign, Body Composition, Skin Status in Participants of Middle-Aged Women: A Before and After Study (12주간의 온천요법 전후 갱년기 환자의 혈압, 맥박, 체성분, 피부 변화에 관한 임상연구)

  • Kim, Myoung-Kyu;Huh, Gun;Nam, Dae-Jin;Lee, Jae-Eun;Kim, Ki-Hong;Lee, Jung-Min;Oh, Min-Seok
    • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
    • /
    • v.25 no.4
    • /
    • pp.123-137
    • /
    • 2015
  • Objectives The aim of this clinical study was to find out the changes of vital sign, body composition, skin status before and after combined spa-exercise therapy in participants of middle-aged women. Methods In this study 24 participants of middle-aged women went through 12 weeks of combined spa-exercise therapy. Each week vital sign, body composition, skin status were measured before exercise, which consisted of warming-up, whole body exercise and final exercises bathing in spa ($32{\sim}36^{\circ}C$). Results 1. The average of systolic blood pressure significantly decreased from $126.38{\pm}19.33mmHg$ to $120.46{\pm}11.18mmHg$ after 11 weeks of spa-exercise therapy (p<0.05). 2. The average of moisture of skin significantly increased from $36.83{\pm}3.18$ to $44.21{\pm}7.43$ after 11 weeks of spa-exercise therapy (p<0.05). 3. The average of elasticity of skin significantly increased from $59.75{\pm}3.50$ to $62.63{\pm}2.29$ after 11 weeks of spa-exercise therapy (p<0.05). 4. The average of diastolic blood pressure, pulse, et cetera. didn't significantly change after spa-exercise therapy. Conclusions The results showed that 12 weeks of spa-exercise therapy had significant effect on reducing systolic blood pressure, increasing moisture, elasticity of skin in participants of middle-aged women, which means spa-exercise therapy may be used as a treatment on high blood pressure and cutaneous diseases. Further studies are anticipated to find out other various effects of spa-exercise therapy.

Effectiveness of Exercise Therapy on Physical Function in Patients With Ankylosing Spondylitis: Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis (강직성 척추염 환자의 신체기능에 대한 운동치료의 효과: 체계적 고찰과 메타분석)

  • Shim, Jae-Hun
    • Physical Therapy Korea
    • /
    • v.16 no.3
    • /
    • pp.50-59
    • /
    • 2009
  • The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of exercise therapy on physical function of patients with anklyosing spondylitis (AS) through the systemic review and meta-analysis. The 54 studies were identified from computerized search of published researches on PubMed, Embase, CINAHL, PEDro, KISS, KERIS database until February, 2008 and review of reference lists. The main search terms were the combination "ankylosing spondylitis", "exercise", "spondyloarthropathy and exercise", "ankylosing spondylitis and physical therapy". The subgroup analysis was performed by the publication year, quality score, type of disease, content of intervention, intervention provider, type of intervention, method of intervention, intervention period and the point of outcome measured. Two reviewers independently selected trials for inclusion, assessed the quality and extracted the data. The result was as follows: The 10 trials were eligible for inclusion criteria, then the systematic review and meta-analysis was assessed on effectiveness of exercise therapy. The meta-analysis of 10 studies based on the random effect model showed that the exercise therapy was beneficial in treating the diseases (effect size .55; 95% confidence interval -.3.75~.61). The findings suggest that the exercise therapy would be appropriate to manage the physical function of AS with evidence based on Meta-analysis. Therefore, the exercise therapy supervised by physical therapist should be recognized as the essential approach to manage the AS and necessarily recommended to improve physical function.

  • PDF

Effects of a Vestibular Stimulation Training Program on the Gait of Chronic Stroke Patients

  • Nam, Ki-Won;Go, Jae-Chung;Yang, Yong-Pil
    • Journal of the Korean Society of Physical Medicine
    • /
    • v.14 no.1
    • /
    • pp.35-41
    • /
    • 2019
  • PURPOSE: This study examined the effects of a vestibular stimulation training program on the walking ability of chronic stroke patients over a six month period. METHODS: Forty stroke patients were enrolled in this study. The patients were divided randomly into a control group (n=20) and experimental group (n=20). A general exercise program was applied to Group I and vestibular stimulation training was applied to Group II(30 min, three times a week for six weeks). The changes in straight walking ability, curved walking ability, and functional walking ability were measured using a 10 m walking test figure-of-eight-walking test, and dynamic gait index, respectively. The measures before and after the program were compared using a paired t-test for a comparison of each group and an independent t-test for a comparison between groups. RESULTS: The changes in each group were examined according to the measurement period. The Experimental group showed significant functional improvement in all three tests after the vestibular stimulation training program, but the control group did not show significant improvement in any of the tests after the general exercise program. A comparison of the changes between groups revealed the experimental group to show significantly higher improvement than the control group in all tests. CONCLUSION: The vestibular stimulation training program helps improve the gait function of stroke patients. Based on the results of this study, it is expected that various vestibular stimulation training programs will be developed and applied in a range of places.

Hydrotherapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis (류마티스 관절염의 수중치료)

  • Kim, Tae-Youl;Kim, Gye-Yeop;Lambeck, Johan
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
    • /
    • v.12 no.3
    • /
    • pp.407-414
    • /
    • 2000
  • Hydrotherapy is aimed at evoking short-term and long-term adaptation-mechanisms of patients. This means that a patient should be able to adapt to the changed environment. both mentally and physically. Hydrotherapy is widely used to treat patients with generalised rheumatic discases. Hydrotherapy may be applied as a single therapy. in combination with other therapeutic interventions or as one pan of a complex series of stimuli as e.g. during spa therapy. A treatment regimen in water is constructed according to the same rules as dry land exercise. However, methods specifically designed or adjusted for hydrotherapy can be used. The Halliwick is suitale in particular to facilitate arthrokinetic reactions as a part of training postural stability. The Bad Ragaz Ring is a hydortherapy modification of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Patterns of arms. logs and trunk are used to increase muscle function and flexibility. Other techniques are applicable in water too: mobilization and manipulation techniques of the joints can be integrated in hydrotherapeutic methods. The continuous research is needed for many interesting issues of hydrotherapy in new future.

  • PDF

A Comparative Study on the Spatial Composition of the Hydro-therapy Complex Using a Hot Spring Water (온천수를 이용한 수치료 시설의 공간구성 비교 연구)

  • Kim, In-Soon;Kang, Byoung-Keun
    • Journal of The Korea Institute of Healthcare Architecture
    • /
    • v.9 no.2
    • /
    • pp.17-24
    • /
    • 2003
  • The purpose of this study was to analyze the Comparative Study to extract the spatial factor of Hydro-therapy complex in the health spa facilities that was composed of the Hydro-therapy space, sport space, leisure space, lodging space, adminstration space. The results of this study were as follows ; the hot spring complex in korea can be converted into the hydro-therapy complex. The spatial factor of functional replacement must include to the consultation room, medical cure room, inspection room and the exercise consultation pool as the consultation space.

  • PDF