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Effects of an Intensive 6-Week Rehabilitation Program with the HUBER Platform in the Treatment of Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study

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Treboul Functional Rehabilitation Center, ORPEA/CLINEA, 29100 Douarnenez, France
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Research Center and Centre ÉPIC, Montreal Heart Institute, Montréal, QU H1T 1N6, Canada
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Current address: ORPEA/CLINEA, 2 Rue Jean Jaurès, 92800 Puteaux, France.
Academic Editor: Anna Capasso
Clin. Pract. 2022, 12(4), 609-618; https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040064
Received: 19 July 2022 / Revised: 29 July 2022 / Accepted: 5 August 2022 / Published: 9 August 2022
Non-specific chronic low back pain (NSCLBP) is defined as a complex disorder involving structural, biomechanical, cognitive, psychological, social, and lifestyle factors. Non-pharmacological approaches such as exercise and physical therapy have been proposed in first-line treatments, along with psychological follow-up and pain medication if needed. Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive rehabilitation program with HUBER (a multi-axis motorized platform equipped with force sensors, allowing patients to perform physical exercises in an isometric mode) on the spine flexion-to-extension ratio at 60 and 120°/s, pain, and trunk flexibility in individuals with NSCLBP. Twelve participants underwent a clinical evaluation including isokinetic spine strength and participated in a 6-week rehabilitation program with HUBER 360 Evolution. The main findings of this pilot study show that the flexor/extensor ratios at 60°, the flexibility of the hamstring and quadriceps, and muscular endurance of the trunk, disability, and quality of life were significantly improved at the end of the rehabilitation program (p < 0.05). Low back pain and analgesic medication were also reduced. Exercising with the HUBER Platform seems to be effective in managing NSCLBP but a randomized study with a larger sample size and a control group is necessary. View Full-Text
Keywords: low back pain; rehabilitation; physical activity low back pain; rehabilitation; physical activity
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Tantot, M.; Le Moal, V.; Mévellec, É.; Nouy-Trollé, I.; Lemoine-Josse, E.; Besnier, F.; Guiraud, T. Effects of an Intensive 6-Week Rehabilitation Program with the HUBER Platform in the Treatment of Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study. Clin. Pract. 2022, 12, 609-618. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040064

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Tantot M, Le Moal V, Mévellec É, Nouy-Trollé I, Lemoine-Josse E, Besnier F, Guiraud T. Effects of an Intensive 6-Week Rehabilitation Program with the HUBER Platform in the Treatment of Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study. Clinics and Practice. 2022; 12(4):609-618. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040064

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Tantot, Mélanie, Vincent Le Moal, Éric Mévellec, Isabelle Nouy-Trollé, Emmanuelle Lemoine-Josse, Florent Besnier, and Thibaut Guiraud. 2022. "Effects of an Intensive 6-Week Rehabilitation Program with the HUBER Platform in the Treatment of Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain: A Pilot Study" Clinics and Practice 12, no. 4: 609-618. https://doi.org/10.3390/clinpract12040064

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