Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

The Effect of Using Therapeutic Physical Exercises Accompanying Physical Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Lumbar Disc Herniation for Football Players Aged (25-25)


Imad Kadhim Khlaif, Talib Faisal Shnawa

The purpose of this paper is to knowing the effect of a program of therapeutic physical exercises accompanying physical therapy in the rehabilitation of herniated lumbar discs, where this study was conducted on (7) players suffering from lumbar lower back pain, they were transferred to the Medical Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center / Baghdad - (Channel Al-sader), according to a special transfer from Physician. In addition, they agreed to participate in this study. The application of the program took a period of one month, divided into (12) rehabilitation units, with (3) sessions per week, where the duration of the session ranged from an hour to an hour and a half. The following tests were used (Spine flexibility test, back muscular strength test, pain degree test) The researcher then used the statistical program (SPSS) to process the data, and the results showed the presence of statistically significant differences in the study variables in favor of dimensional measurements after four weeks, The researchers concluded that the therapeutic rehabilitation program has a positive and statistically significant effect on players with herniated lumbar discs, in all study variables, and the researcher recommended the following:-Encouraging the use of therapeutic physical exercises and physiotherapy in hospitals and physiotherapy centers, as it showed its efficiency in improving the player’s physical and kinetic abilities encouraging players to perform home exercises because of its impact on patients with lumbar disc herniation.