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Evaluation of pressure pain threshold after external stabilizer application at masseurs
 
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Katedra Motoryczności Sportowca, Wydział Nauk o Sporcie, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Wrocław. Kierownictwo Katedry: prof. dr hab. J. Chmura, Dziekan Wydziału: dr hab. T. Stefaniak, Rektor Uczelni: prof. dr hab. J. Migasiewicz
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Katedra Fizjoterapii i Terapii Zajęciowej w Dysfunkcjach Narządu Ruchu, Wydział Fizjoterapii, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Wrocław. Kierownictwo Katedry: prof. dr hab. Z. Wrzosek, Dziekan Wydziału: dr hab. E. Demczuk-Włodarczyk, Rektor Uczelni: prof. dr hab. J. Migasiewicz
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Zakład Kształtowania Środowiska, Wydział Architektury, Politechnika, Wrocław. Kierownictwo Zakładu: dr hab. inż. arch. A. Drapella- Hermansdorfer, Dziekan Wydziału: prof. dr hab. inż. arch. E. Trocka-Leszczyńska, Rektor Uczelni: prof. dr hab. inż. T. Więckowski.
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Katedra Fizjoterapii i Terapii Zajęciowej, Wydział Fizjoterapii, Akademia Wychowania Fizycznego, Wrocław. Kierownictwo Katedry: dr hab. E. Demczuk-Włodarczyk, Dziekan Wydziału: dr hab. E. Demczuk-Włodarczyk, Rektor Uczelni: prof. dr hab. J. Migasiewicz
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Andrzej Milańczyk   

Gabinet Rehabilitacji PRACTICAL Al. Wojska Polskiego 45 b 58-150 Strzegom
 
Med Srod. 2015;18(3):25–32
 
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Introduction:
Physiotherapists are professional group exposed to physical musculo-skeletal overloads and disorders. These disorders reducing their productivity are the most common reason for work disability. The aim of this study was to assess the pressure pain threshold [PPT kPa - 1] after pneumatic external stabilizer Exonik V.2 application.

Material and Methods:
Ten masseurs of Lower Silesia rehabilitation centers participated in the present study. During examination the PPT of muscles was determined twice: at the end of the 40-hour work week – on Friday, during which the subjects did not use stabilizer Exonic V.2, and after using it within the next 40-hour work week at the end of the last day – on Friday.

Results:
A statistically significant increase in the average values of the PPT recorded in the reference points located on the same side of the spinous processes of the spine, from the series 2 of measurements, compared with a series 1 (p ≤ 0.05) was observed. These changes have also been defined as percentage average values, which were higher on the left side than the right side. Comparable percentage changes for the lumbar (L) and thoracic (Th) were noticed with higher mean values on the right side of the lumbar and on the left side in the thoracic.

Conclusions:
The obtained results prove the benefits of the application of a stabilizer Exonik V.2 which reduces muscle soreness measured by PPT. This study should be extended to higher number of subjects characterized by same age and work experience.

 
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