2013 年 25 巻 4 号 p. 437-440
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to perform Gong’s mobilization for low back pain patients with a limited lumbar extension range of motion (ROM) in order to examine the effect of Gong’s mobilization on increases in lumbar extension ROM. [Subjects] Thirty low back pain patients with a limited lumbar extension ROM were divided into a Gong’s mobilization group (n=15) and a sustained natural apophyseal glides (SNAGS) group (n=15). [Methods] Gong’s mobilization was performed for the Gong’s mobilization group, and SNAGS was performed for the SNAGS group. [Results] The Gong’s mobilization group showed significant improvements in extension ROM at L1-2, L2-3, L3-4, and L1-5 compared to the SNAGS group. [Conclusion] Gong’s mobilization is recommended as a clinical intervention method for the improvement of lumbar extension ROM of low back pain patients with a limited extension ROM.