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Monitoring Dysfunction after Stroke Sequelae in Patients undergoing Hydro-/ Thermo-/ Kinesio-Therapy

Published Online: 01 Jul 2021
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Abstract

Stroke is an important health problem generating a set of musculoskeletal and cognitive consequences that significantly affect the patient’s clinical-functional status and quality of life, as well as the effectiveness of the recovery treatment. Hydro-/ thermo-/ kinesio-therapy with water from Lake Techirghiol, known for its special properties, is also used for patients with neurological disorders and consists in immersing the patient in the therapeutic pool with specific exercises under the strict supervision of specialized medical staff. The aim of this study is to analyze the effects of Lake Techirghiol water on the functional deficit in patients with post-stroke sequelae. In this sense, 200 patients who were hospitalized in the Balneal Rehabilitation Sanatorium of Techirghiol, Constanta County, Romania during 2018-2020 were included in the study and they were divided into two groups: patients from group 1 performed on a daily basis, for 12 days, hydro-/ thermo-/ kinesiotherapy and other physical-kinetic procedures, and the patients from group 2 performed on a daily basis, for 12 days, only physical-kinetic procedures, without hydro-/ thermo-/ kinesio-therapy. Patients’ assessment was made based on the Functional Independence Measure scale and a better evolution was observed in the patients who performed hydro-/ thermo-/ kinesio-therapy as compared to those who did not perform this procedure, in the sense of a diminution of the functional deficit by making self-service activities easier and by improving gait disorders and transfers. We consider appropriate that we extend the period of patients’ treatment and follow-up in our next research so as to highlight, if relevant, any notable changes in terms of increasing functional independence also in the case of patients undergoing land-based kinesiotherapy.

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