Original article

Application of “David Spine Concept” Equipment in Complex Rehabilitation of Patients of Post-Surgical Treatment of the Cervical Vertebrae Traumatic Injuries

1 ORCIDEkaterina I. Chesnikova, 1 ORCIDEkaterina M. Savelieva, 1 ORCIDKristina A. Mikhaleva, 1 ORCIDMikhail A. Eremushkin, 2 ORCIDHassan Shafaei

1 National Medical Research Center of Rehabilitation and Balneology, Moscow, Russian Federation
2 Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports, Youth and Tourism, Moscow, Russian Federation


Abstract:

Aim. To evaluate the effectiveness of the developed rehabilitation complex for patients after surgical treatment of traumatic lesionsof the cervical spine using David 140 and 160 simulators, therapeutic group exercises for the shoulder girdle muscles and exercises inswimming pool.Material and methods. The research involved 28 patients. All patients, after surgical treatment of traumatic cervical spine injuries,underwent a complex of rehabilitation measures with the help of therapeutic group exercises for the shoulder girdle muscles (mixedexercises), exercises in swimming pool in order to train the postural muscles of patients and the use of simulators: David 140 Cervicalflexion and extension/ Lateroflexion (Cervical Extension/Latheral Flexion Device), David 160 Cervical Rotation.Results. The effectiveness of the developed rehabilitation complex was evaluated and proven using David Spine Concept functionalmotor tests.Conclusion. Trainings on David simulators in combination with therapeutic group exercises for the shoulder girdle musclesstrengthening and exercises in swimming pool for postural muscles training have a positive effect in rehabilitation measures to improvethe quality of patients’ life after a surgical treatment of cervical spine traumatic lesions.

Keywords: rehabilitation, traumatic injury, surgical treatment, cervical spine traumatic injury, simulators

For citation: Chesnikova E.I., Savelieva E.M., Mikhaleva K.A., Eremushkin M.A., Shafaei H. Application of «David Spine Concept» Equipment in Complex Rehabilitation of Patients of Post-Surgical Treatment of the Cervical Vertebrae Traumatic Injuries. Bulletin of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2022; 21(2): 88-98. https://doi.org/10.38025/2078-1962-2022-21-2-88-98



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