Some Kinds of Stretching Exercises are not Only Sport but also Efficient Methods in the Therapy of Orthopedic Illnesses and Deformities

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Some Kinds of Stretching Exercises are not Only Sport but also Efficient Methods in the Therapy of Orthopedic Illnesses and Deformities


Tomasz Karski1, Jacek Karski2, and MA Paul Ochen3

Tomasz Karski1, Jacek Karski2, and MA Paul Ochen3

1Vincent Pol University, Lublin, Poland

2Medical University, Lublin, Poland

3Ogojoi Rehabilitation Care Center, Soroti, Uganda 

*Corresponding author: Tomasz Karski, Vincent Pol University, Lublin, Poland

Citation: Karski T. (2023) Some kinds of stretching exercises are not only sport but also efficient methods in the therapy of orthopedic illnesses and deformities. J Orthop Study Sports Med.1(1):1-12.

Received: December 16, 2023 | Published: December 28, 2023

Copyright© 2023 by Karski T. All rights reserved. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Authors present examples of locomotor system disorders – in feet, knees, hips, position of pelvis and spine - in context of Syndrome of Contracture ad Deformities (SofCD) and in context of Minimal Brain Dysfunction (MBD).

Why does the Syndrome of Contracture (SofC) develop? This abnormality of the locomotor system - primary was described by Prof. Hans Mau (1960 – 1980 - Germany, Tübingen) as “Seven Contractures Syndrome” - SofC (German “Siebenersyndrom”). In 2006 we added an eight deformity to this Syndrome – varus of shanks. Since then we have used the description “Syndrome of Contractures and Deformities” (SofCD). Explanation of causes and symptoms in SofCD – are following - the deformities are - because of an insufficient space in the uterus for the fetus – in result some minor disorders or wrong positions - and anatomy changes, as well movement asymmetries in feet, shanks, knees, hips, spine develop. The results of these issues during pregnancy can be observed as early as in newborns and babies.

Why do MBD appear? Explanation – some disorders in feet, knees, pelvis, hips, spine are caused by “asphyxia” (insufficient oxygen levels) during the pregnancy or delivery, or in infants - because of some brain illnesses. Here I explain – severe “asphyxia” can lead to Cerebral Palsy (CP), but these cases are not present in this paper. In the article we present the clinical symptoms of disorder in particularly segments of locomotor systems and inform about the proper stretching exercises – which are typical for some kinds of sports.


Deformities in locomotors system; Symptoms; Therapy; Sport in medicine.


According to the authors’ experience [1-3] deformities of the movement apparatus are caused by asymmetrical shortenings of soft tissues – muscles. tendons, fascias, capsules. Various deformities develop due to the asymmetrical movements, asymmetrical function and - shortenings - in orthopedic language, called “contractures”. As example of such pathology, we present disorders of feet, knees, pelvis and spine. The primary etiological factors all these disorders are connected with the Syndrome of Contracture and Deformities (Figure 1,2) and - because of shortening of soft tissues – as well - in Minimal Brain Dysfunctions (Figure 3, 4) and not, as widely believed, with “weak muscles” [5-40,46].

Figure 1: Symptoms of the „Syndrome of Contractures and Deformities” (SofCD) according to Prof. H. Mau (Photo) and Lublin observations. Causes – insufficient space (A) in mother's uterus, (B) proper space. Asymmetries of the spine, hips, knees, shanks, feet – in position and in movements (C) (D) (E) (F). Smaller abduction of the left hip - dysplasia, smaller adduction in „extension position” of the right hip - important in the etiology of scoliosis. Publications: USA, Canada, UK, India, Czech Republic.