Authors: Diana-Lidia Tache-Codreanu1, Iuliana David2
1 Medical Rehabilitation Department, Colentina Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
2 Rehabilitation Physical Medicine and Balneology Laboratory, Colentina Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
The troubles of peripheral neuropathy are often found in Rehabilitation Clinics, because this disease affects the functions of the locomotor system. The purpose of this study was to present a 41-year-old female patient from a rural area, diagnosed with Tetramelic Sensorimotor Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. She had followed a rehabilitation program in Colentina Clinical Hospital, Medical Rehabilitation Department, in August 2017, which included 3 sessions of hydrokinesiotherapy and underwater shower, one session with 1-2 days pause, in order to evaluate the clinical effects on the functional sensory and motor status. Thus, the intensity of burning sensations and headaches was measured with Visual Analog Scale, analytical articular and muscular testing was used, and data for body temperature, arterial pressure, pulse and blood glucose level, prior to and after each session were collected. The results show reducing of the intensity of the burning sensation and headaches, and various and inconstant muscular strength and global joint amplitude improvements.
Key words: polyneuropathy, hydrokinesiotherapy, underwater shower, rehabilitation program, physical-kinetic therapy.PDF Embedder requires a url attribute