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Effect of the diaphragmatic myofascial release technique on flowmetry results in healthy university students: pilot test

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Ignacio Astudillo Ganora ,
Ignacio Astudillo Ganora

Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Julián Arroyo-Alvarez ,
Julián Arroyo-Alvarez

Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Anthony Briceño-Latoche ,
Anthony Briceño-Latoche

Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Sebastián Cea-Avila ,
Sebastián Cea-Avila

Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Rayen Marquez-Muñoz ,
Rayen Marquez-Muñoz

Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago de Chile, Chile

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Abstract

Introduction: Post-COVID motor and respiratory sequelae have become a public health problem for rehabilitation teams around the world. Diaphragmatic myofascial release may be a strategy to improve respiratory parameters measured with flowmetry. The objective of this research is to determine the effect of diaphragmatic myofascial release on respiratory function measured with flowmetry in healthy university students.

Method: Quasi-experimental study of before and after design, 32 healthy subjects, divided into 15 men and 17 women, with an average age of 23.97 years, a basal flowmetry was performed, immediately diaphragmatic myofascial release was performed for 10 minutes in a supine position, and then, perform flowmetry after diaphragmatic release. The flowmetry values pre and post diaphragmatic myofascial release showed different results, PEF (peak expiratory Flow) pre versus post, shows a statistically significant difference (p=0.04). Meanwhile, the FEV1 value (Forced expiratory volume in 1 second) showed a statistically non-significant difference (p=0.37).

Conclusions: Diaphragmatic myofascial release can be a manual strategy to improve lung capacity.

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Astudillo Ganora I, Arroyo-Alvarez J, Briceño-Latoche A, Cea-Avila S, Marquez-Muñoz R. Effect of the diaphragmatic myofascial release technique on flowmetry results in healthy university students: pilot test. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 Mar. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 23];4:807. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/807

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