Which patients with persistent mechanical low back pain will respond to highload motor control training?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
A previous pilot study has shown that high load motor control training with the conventional deadlift exercise can reduce pain intensity and activity limitation in patients with persistent low back pain. However, it is still unknown which variables characterize the ideal patient for this exercise.
The aim of this study was to explore variables influencing success or failure of eight weeks of high loadmotor control training with the conventional deadlift exercise for patients with persistent mechanical low back pain.
The study design was a prospective cohort study of patients with persistent mechanical low back pain(n=35). The intervention consisted of eight weeks of training with the conventional deadlift exercise. Possible predictive variables were collected at baseline. To discriminate patients with a successful or failed outcome of treatment, change in the patient-specific functional scale was used and a cut-off at 50 %improvement was set. Of the 35 patients, 15 were categorized as treatment success (≥50 % improvement) and 20 patients as treatment failure (<50 % improvement).
No variables at baseline were recognized as possible predictors of successful or failed treatment.
From the results of this study it appears that none of the variables in this study could influence success or failure of high load motor control training with the conventional deadlift exercise. However, the conventional deadlift could be considered a potent exercise when administered by a PT well experienced in resistance training and analyzing movement patterns.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Conventional deadlift, motor control, resistance training, disability, patient-specific functional scale
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-119339OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-119339DiVA: diva2:920224
Master's Programme in Physiotherapy
Aasa, Ulrika, Universitetslektor
Rehn, Börje, Universitetslektor