Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation

ISSN: 2573-0312

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Megan Flores


  • Case Report
    Effect of Free Swing Gait Training on Back Pain in a Patient with Bilateral Lower Extremity Amputations: A Case Report
    Author(s): Cassie Duff and Megan FloresCassie Duff and Megan Flores

    Introduction: Back pain is a common occurrence in persons with a lower extremity amputation, and can cause a chronic disability. Early physical therapy interventions of gait training with prosthesis could prevent amputees from becoming disabled by chronic back pain. Free swing gait training is sometimes utilized in physical therapy with transfemoral amputees learning to use prosthesis. However, there is a lack of evidence for the benefits of free swing gait training on decreasing back pain. The purpose of this study is to describe the effect of free swing gait training on low back pain in an amputee. Case Description: The patient was a 57 year old Caucasian male with a history of a left transtibial amputation and a recent right transfemoral amputation. He was referred to physical therapy to learn how to utilize his new transfemoral prosthetic and find functional independence as a bila.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2573-0312.1000134

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