THE USING OF SLING EXERCISES THERAPY IN THE PROCESS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY OF WOMEN WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
According to statistics, there are about 21,000 patients with multiple sclerosis in our country. Multiple sclerosis has a negative impact not only on the patient, but also on his family members, which is associated with loss of self-care skills and disability. Therefore, there is a need to find new means of physical therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. Therefore, the purpose of our work was to study the impact of Sling Exercises Therapy classes on the condition of women with multiple sclerosis. Material and methods: In writing the work we use the analysis of available scientific sources on the research issue; pedagogical observation; pedagogical experiment; pedagogical testing; methods of mathematical statistics. 13 women with multiple sclerosis were investigated. Results: We found that 8 weeks of Sling Exercises Therapy had a positive effect on the motor function of the arms and legs. Thus, the motor function of the left hand improved by 4.5 points, the right hand - by 5.0 points, and the motor function of the left leg increased by 6.7 points and the right - by 8.2 points. The assessment of elementary motor functions and impaired vital functions allowed to establish a probable improvement of the average group values of indicators in the sections «general functions» and «hand». Conclusions: Thus, the results of the research indicate a positive effect of classes on the method of Sling Exercises Therapy on the condition of women with multiple sclerosis. Thus, these exercises helped to increase the strength of the extensor and flexor muscles of the lower leg, the flexor muscles of the thighs, improve fine motor skills of the hands, as well as increase the active range of motion in the joints.
Key words: Sling Exercises Therapy, suspension therapy, physical therapy, multiple sclerosis, women.