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2009 | 17 | 3 | 51-55

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Biomechanical changes in pregnant women


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The purpose of the paper is to present the problems related to various biomechanical changes taking place in the musculoskeletal system in pregnant women concerning body posture and pain problems and especially low back pain. The changes of the functional motion range of the trunk as well as the limitations and difficulties in daily life activities and work performance are taken into consideration. The influence of pregnancy on postural stability and gait is also presented in the paper. The knowledge gathered in the article should be helpful to those who provide the child birth classes as well as to physicians and physical therapists in prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal complaints of women during pregnancy and post partum.
Celem pracy jest przedstawienie problemów związanych z różnorodnymi biomechanicznymi zmianami w układzie mięśniowo-szkieletowym kobiet w ciąży dotyczącymi postawy ciała także w aspekcie dolegliwości bólowych, zwłaszcza w dolnym odcinku pleców. Poruszane są zagadnienia związane ze zmianą funkcjonalnego zakresu ruchomości tułowia oraz ograniczeniami i trudnościami w wykonywaniu czynności codziennych i zawodowych. W pracy przedstawiono także wpływ ciąży na stabilność posturalną i chód. Wiedza zawarta w artykule powinna być pomocna zarówno osobom prowadzącym zajęcia w szkołach rodzenia, jak też lekarzom i fizjoterapeutom w profilaktyce oraz leczeniu dolegliwości układu mięśniowo-szkieletowego u kobiet w ciąży i po porodzie.











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8 - 11 - 2010


  • The Chair of Rudiments of Clinical Physiotherapy, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Katowice
  • The Chair of Human Motor Functions, Department of Physical Education, University of Physical Education, Katowice
  • Central Clinical Hospital, Silesian Medical University, Katowice


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