Volgograd Journal of Medical Research
Quarterly Journal of Science and Practice

UDK: 615.825:616.72+002

Combined rehabilitation program for the respiratory system function in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

E. G. Vershinin, O. V. Zamarina, S. I. Zenkina, N. A. Muravieva, V. Y. Siverchuk

Волгоградский государственный медицинский университет, кафедра медицинской реабилитации и спортивной медицины с курсом медицинской реабилитации, ЛФК, спортивной медицины, физиотерапии ФУВ


A rehabilitation program of 54 patients with ankylosing spondylitis who received post-isometric muscle relaxation exercises, remedial gymnastics, and massage to measure external respiration by using a MAC–1 apparatus, and who underwent a quality of life evaluation by using the Oswestry disability index showed potential for their use.


respiratory dysfunction, medical rehabilitation, quality of life