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2020 Jul

J Bodyw Mov Ther



Effects of the pilates method on kinesiophobia associated with chronic non-specific low back pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis.


Domingues de Freitas C, Costa D A, Carvas Junior N, Civile V T
J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2020 Jul; 24(3):300-306.
PMID: 32826004.


Patients with chronic low back pain with higher levels of kinesiophobia have a 41% greater risk of developing a physical disability. The kinesiophobia model suggests that patients fear movements because of pain, associating movement with worsening of their state. Studies that apply the Pilates method for chronic low back pain achieve positive results in reducing pain and disability, and moderate results regarding kinesiophobia.