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The Importance of Kinetotherapy in Preventing Pregnancy Obesity
The Importance of Kinetotherapy in Preventing Pregnancy Obesity

Author(s): Adela-Ioana Ursanu, Simona Pia Făgăraș, Liliana-Elisabeta Radu, Renato-Gabriel Petrea
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law, Sports Studies
Published by: Universitatea Tehnică "Gheorghe Asachi" din Iaşi
Keywords: women; health; kinesiotherapy; obesity; pregnancy;

Summary/Abstract: Physical therapy during pregnancy is very important for the body of the expectant mother because it involves performing exercises specially created for this period, which have the role of improving the physical and mental condition of the pregnant woman. A well-trained body will more easily overcome the inherent health problems that a pregnancy brings. Prenatal physiotherapy can be one of preparation, prevention and maintenance. As a specialist in motor recovery, the physiotherapist is part of a multidisciplinary team for the prevention of obesity during pregnancy. The main objectives of the recovery program were maintaining good tone on all muscle groups, preventing lordosis, preventing flatulence, achieving muscle and mental relaxation.Our study was conducted on six pregnant women in the second trimester who attended the Nova Vita Clinic from Târgu Mureș. Three received physiotherapy treatment and three did not receive kinetic treatment. Subjects were evaluated two times: an initial evaluation and a final evaluation using the body mass index method.The results were compared with grids and weight gain recommendations according to nutritional status.

  • Issue Year: 67/2021
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 43-52
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English