Physiotherapy - The Journal of Indian Association of Physiotherapists

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88--92

Long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy in a case of ankylosing spondylitis


Ratan P Khuman 
 Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Ashok and Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, CHARUSAT, Anand, Gujarat, India

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Prof. Ratan P Khuman
Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Ashok & Rita Patel Institute of Physiotherapy, CHARUSAT, Anand - 388 421, Gujarat
India

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a relatively uncommon inflammatory arthritis that affects the axial joints. The diagnosis is often missed and markedly delayed. Here, we report a delayed diagnosis of AS in a 47-year-old male, 10 years after the onset of back symptoms, using the modified New York criteria. The objective of this case report is to outline the long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions. The condition was managed with supervised physiotherapy intervention and unsupervised home exercises for 3 months and was followed for 1 year to investigate the long-term effectiveness of the interventions. It was found that the combination of supervised physiotherapy interventions and unsupervised home exercises had promising short term as well as long-term effects without deterioration in AS symptoms with increased patient satisfaction and confidence.


How to cite this article:
Khuman RP. Long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy in a case of ankylosing spondylitis.Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother 2018;12:88-92


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Khuman RP. Long-term effectiveness of physiotherapy in a case of ankylosing spondylitis. Physiother - J Indian Assoc Physiother [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Oct 18 ];12:88-92
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