YOGA AS A TREATMENT FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DISCOMFORTS: A HYPOTHESIS
Palavras-chave:Yoga, Musculoskeletal Discomforts, Physical Therapy, Hypothesis
Introduction: Nowadays, the prevalence of Musculoskeletal Discomforts (MSD) is increasing in the world. As treatment, usually surgery or physiotherapyare recommended, but they are expensive and may cause side effects. Apracticalcourse of treatment without negative side effects and with permanent positive effects is lacking. Objective: To suggest a practical course of treatment, introduced by a licensed Yoga coach who is experienced in this field, and through thatto shed a light on yoga as treatment for MSD. The hypothesis is that yoga may decrease the pain among individuals with MSD. Methods: This hypothesis is presented based on the practical techniques used in Yoga including body relaxation and breathing awareness (2 minutes & 3 minutes respectively), warm up/stretches (20 minutes), balancing & strength, full relaxation and refresh.This training exercise is suggested to be done in the morning, 2-3 times a week for 8-10 weeks. There is no age nor gender limitation. Result: It is hypothesized that 1 hour of Yoga exercise can be useful in decreasing the symptoms of MSD by increasing the flexibility of muscles and range of motion in joints. Conclusion: A series of Yoga training exercise can be suggested for the physiotherapist to treat the people with MSD.
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