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The effect of exercises using the half-cut pole on thorax mobility of patients operated with video-assisted thoracic surgery
Japanese Journal of Health Promotion and Physical Therapy
We analyzed the effect of the stretch exercise using the half-cut (HC) pole on the patients of thoracic surgery. [Subjects] The subjects were 25 patients (male: 16, female: 9, mean age: 73.8 ys) who underwent the lobectomy or pulmonary segmental resection with video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). [Methods] After operation, patients exercised by the Sylvester method and the twister exercise using HC pole. The effect of HC pole exercise was evaluated with 1) thorax expansion (upper, middle anddoi:10.9759/hppt.4.195 fatcat:jgoyy3tnczh3bmor5vwbcmruvi