Evidence based Physiotherapy Intervention of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis: A Narrative Review

Author(s): Mohammad Ainur Nishad Rhajib, MD Waliul Islam, Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Md Obaidul Haque, Abdullah Ibne Abul Fazal

Background: Spondylolisthesis refers to the anterior migration or slippage of one vertebrae in relation to the adjacent lower vertebrae.

Objectives: To assist physiotherapists in decision making during intervention for the patients with spondylolisthesis grade I and II.

Methodology: A narrative review. RCT study was used in this study to review the intervention.

Results: Four RCT study was found on spondy-lolisthesis. There is very hardly RCT study is found during searching. This study explored that lumbar flexion exercise as well as stretching of hip flexors, hamstring, piriformis and thoracic mobilization is effective for the spondylolisthesis.

Conclusion: This review favors the lumbar flexion exercise and stretching is effective. Further and better study is necessary for improve evidence-based practice.

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