Lumbar strengthening in people with a lower limb amputation

Do strengthening exercises affect back pain similarly in people with a lower limb amputation?

People with an amputation are prone to lower back pain, but little research has been done on the effects of strengthening exercises on this population.

Despite the variety of mechanical issues and movement alterations which impact people with an amputation, a positive impact is seen from strengthening of the transversus abdominis, lumbar multifidi, and internal obliques.

Not only was pain reduced, but single event strength, muscular endurance and flexibility was also improved.


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