Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
ISSN-L : 0915-5287
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The Effects of Gong’s Mobilization on Lumbar Extension ROM of Patients with Low Back Pain
Wontae GongYounghwa LeeEunyoung Kim
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2013 年 25 巻 4 号 p. 437-440

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[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.

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