Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is the injury of the spinal cord from the foramen magnum to the caudaequina which happens because of compulsion, incision or contusion. Physical therapy (PT) interventions potentially have targets across body functions/structures, activities, and participation.Hence; we planned the present retrospective study for assessing role of physiotherapy in rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries. Materials & methods: Data records of total of 20 patients with spinal cord injuries were included in the present study. Treadmill test (TMT) was given to all the patients for a time period of three months. In all the cases, half an hour session of TMT was given; five days per week. Outcome variable were assessed in terms of satisfaction score ranging from 0 (major regret) to 10 (extremely satisfied). Results: Conclusion: Physiotherapy plays a significant role in improving the quality of life of patients with spinal cord injuries.
Key words: Injuries, Spinal cord, Physiotherapy.
Received: 2 November 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Arvind Baghel, Associate Professor, department of Surgery, NSCB Medical College Jabalpur, (M.P), India
This article may be cited as: Baghel U, Baghel A. Retrospective Assessment of Physiotherapy Rehabilitation for people with Spinal Cord Injuries. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):58-60.