Reduction of the pain associated to the scoliosis non structural, in university students submitted to the Pilates method
AbstractObjective: To evaluate the effectiveness of the method Pilates in the reduction of the pain associated to the scoliosis non structural. Method: They participated in the experimental study, controlled and randomized 31 academical, with age between 18 and 25 years, with diagnosis of scoliosis non structural and presenting pain in the spine. The sample was divided in: group control (n=11) that the was not submitted any therapeutic intervention and experimental group (n=20) that participated of the mecanotherapy program for the method Pilates. The intervention consisted of twenty-four sessions. The movements were guided in agreement with the convexity of each individual's scoliosis. The test of Adams, panoramic x-ray of the spine was used (pré treatment) and a questionnaire by the "Scale of noticed pain CR 10 of Borg" (pré and powders treatment). THE used statistical treatment was ANOVA of repeated measures with the test post hoc of Tukey. Results: The results identified significant decrease of 60% of the pain in the experimental group (p = 0,0002). Conclusion: It can be verified that the program of exercises being used the method Pilates for youths with scoliosis non structural, presenting pain in the spine is effective, because there was reduction of the pain levels, obtained by the control postural.