The effect of reflexology on lower back pain in cyclists
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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BACKGROUND: There is limited research about the effect reflexology has on lower back pain. It is a common condition affecting around one third of the UK adult population each year. This research evaluated the effectiveness of reflexology as a treatment for an existing non-specific lower back pain RESEARCH QUESTION: Can reflexology treatment improve symptoms of lower back pain in cyclists? METHOD: Eight participants received four consecutive reflexology treatments as part of a single-subject experimental design. Data was collected using Brief Pain lnventory, Visual Analogue Scale, Modified-Modified Schober Test (lumbar range of movement – ROM ), and follow up questionnaires. RESULTS: With a 100% completion rate across the study, quantative and qualitative data collected showed a reduction in pain intensity and impact of pain on daily functioning. Increases in range of movement were shown in all participants. CONCLUSION: Reflexology had a positive effect on reducing symptoms of LBP.
B.Sc. (Hons) Complementary Therapies
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