International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part B
The effect of different physiotherapy approaches on the treatment of epileptic seizures
Author(s): Areti Pappa, Anastasios Kottaras, Dimitrios Lytras, Paris Iakovidis, Andreas Fotios Tsimerakis and Georgios Chasapis
Abstract: Epilepsy is one of the most common diseases of the central nervous system, with significant effects on the health of individuals and especially in their daily activities, due to the fear of a possible seizure. The aim of this review was to collect data based on research that has been done on physiotherapy interventions, such as aerobic exercise and Yoga exercises, in the treatment of seizures. Th Scopus, PubMed, ScienceDirect, Google Scholar and EBSCO databases were searched. The results of the review led to the conclusion that physical exercise, whether intense or specific exercises such as Yoga, significantly help to reduce the incidence of seizures in both children and adults, while also being positively associated with reduced duration of seizures and recovery time at rest. Discussion-Conclusions: Other areas that have been studied in relation to the effect of exercise on epilepsy include the reduction of depression levels in people with epilepsy. Research in this area should be continued, with various diagnostic tools such as the electroencephalogram (EEG) during exercise, with the aim of introducing physical exercise and other physiotherapeutic methods in the treatment protocols.
Areti Pappa, Anastasios Kottaras, Dimitrios Lytras, Paris Iakovidis, Andreas Fotios Tsimerakis, Georgios Chasapis. The effect of different physiotherapy approaches on the treatment of epileptic seizures. Int J Adv Res Med 2021;3(2):82-84. DOI: 10.22271/27069567.2021.v3.i2b.219