The influence of physiotherapy on the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases – a short overview

Bartłomiej Wrzesiński, Edyta Piechocka, Paweł Wojtczak, Anna Ziółkowska, Angelika Szustka, Kamila Balcerska, Marta Bielejewska, Patrycja Łopatka


Background of Inflammatory diseases of the intestines affect more and more people, this is caused not only by genetic determinants but also by environmental conditions and lifestyle. Lack of physical activity may affect the symptoms of the disease and increase their intensity, therefore during the remission of the disease it is recommended to use training and physiotherapeutic techniques to reduce the symptoms, such as pain, fatigue or reduced quality of life. The below systematic review shows the impact of individual physical trainings and physiotherapeutic techniques on symptoms resulting from inflammatory bowel diseases.


Exercise; physiotherapy; IBD; Crohn disease

Full Text:



Sheth S.M, Khan M.A, Vyas P.H, Vyas J.N, Crohn's disease and physical activity, Journal of Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, 2017; 22(1), 31-33.

Piche T, Pishvaie D, Tirouvaziam D, Filippi J, Dainese R, Tonohouhan M, DeGalleani L, Nébot-Vivinus MH, Payrouse JL, Hébuterne X, Osteopathy decreases the severity of IBS-like symptoms associated with Crohn's disease in patients in remission,Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol.2014; 26(12), 1392-1398.

Gerbarg PL, Jacob VE, Stevens L, Bosworth BP, Chabouni F, DeFilippis EM, Warren R, Trivellas M, Patel PV, Webb CD, Harbus MD, Christos PJ, Brown RP, Scherl EJ, The Effect of Breathing, Movement, and Meditation on Psychological and Physical Symptoms and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2015; 21(12), 2886-2896.

Zeits J, Ak M, Muller-Muttet S, Scharl S, Biedermann L, Fournier N, Frei P, Pittet V, Scharl M, Fried M, Rogler G, Vavrica S, Pain in IBD Patients: Very Frequent and Frequently Insufficiently Taken into Account, Plos one, 2016; 10(1371).

Klare P, Nigg J, Nold J, Haller B, Krug AB, Mair S, Thoeringer CK, Christle JW, Schmid RM, Halle M, Huber W, The impact of a ten-week physical exercise program on health-related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a prospective randomized controlled trial, Digestion,2015; 91(3), 239-247.

Jones P.D, Kappelman M.D, Martin Ch.F, Chen W, Sandler R. S, Long M.D, Exercise Decreases Risk of Future Active Disease in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Remission, Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2015; 21(5), 1063-1071.

Johannesson E, Simren M, Strid H, Exercises and IBS: no pain, no gain, Am J Gastroenterol 2011;106:915–922.

Ng V, Millard W, Lebrun C, Howard J, Low-intensity exercise improves quality of life in patients with Crohn's disease, Clin J Sport Med. 2007; 17(5):384-8.

Shephard R.J, The Case for Increased Physical Activity in Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Brief Review, Int J Sports Med. 2016, 37(7); 505-515.

Silva B.C, Lyra A.C, Rocha R , Santana G.O, Epidemiology, demographic characteristics and prognostic predictors of ulcerative colitis,World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul 28; 20(28): 9458–9467.

Gupta N, Kher Sh, Shama R, Bulani R.L, Effect of yoga based lifestyle intervention on state and trait ankiety, Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 2006; 50 (1) : 41–47.

Cosnes J, Smoking, Physical activity, nutrition and life style: Enwiromental factors and their impast on IBD, 2010;28:411–417.

Narula N, Fedorak RN, Exercise and inflammatory bowel disease, Can J Gastroenterol. 2008 May; 22(5): 497–504.

Ng V, Millard W, Lebrum C, Howard J, Exercise and Crohn’s disease: Speculations on potential benefits, Can J Gastroenterol, 2006, 20(10):

Ye Y, Pang Z, Chen W, Ju S, Zhou Ch, The epidemiology and risk factors of inflammatory bowel disease, Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015; 8(12): 22529–22542.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 © The Author(s)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Journal of Education, Health and Sport formerly Journal of Health Sciences

Declaration on the original version.

Editors indicates that the main version of the magazine is to issue a "electronic".

The journal has had 5 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. § 8. 2) and § 12. 1. 2) 22.02.2019.

1223 Journal of Education, Health and Sport eISSN 2391-8306 7

ISSN 2391-8306 formerly ISSN: 1429-9623 / 2300-665X

Archives 2011 - 2014

PBN 2011 - 2014

POL-index 2011 - 2014

BASE 2011 - 2014

Indexed in Bases, Bazy indeksacyjne: ERIH Plus, Worldcat, PBN/POL-Index, ICI Journals Master List, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), ZBD, Ulrich's periodicals, Google Scholar, Polska Bibliografia Lekarska

US NLM = 101679844

101679844 - NLM Catalog Result - NCBI

Find a library that holds this journal:

Journal Language(s): English 

PBN Poland



Redaction, Publisher and Editorial Office

Instytut Kultury Fizycznej Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego w Bydgoszczy, Institute of Physical Education Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland 85-091 Bydgoszcz ul. Sportowa 2 Copyright by Instytut Kultury Fizycznej UKW w Bydgoszczy  Open Access ISSN 2391-8306 formerly ISSN: 1429-9623 / 2300-665X

The journal has been approved for inclusion in ERIH PLUS.

The ERIH PLUS listing of the journal is available at

SIC Science citation index (calculated on the basis of TCI and Page Rank) 0

Russian Impact factor 0.16

Indexed in Index Copernicus Journals Master List.,p24782242,3.html

ICV 2018 = 95.95 ICV 2017 = 91.30 ICV 2016 = 84.69 ICV 2015 = 93.34 ICV 2014 = 89.51 Standardized Value: 8.27 ICV 2013: 7.32 ICV 2012: 6.41 ICV 20115.48

The InfoBase Index IBI Factor for the year 2015 is 3.56 in InfoBase


Universal Impact Factor 1.78 for year 2012. (

Indexed in Polish Scholarly Bibliography (PBN) (PBN Polska Bibliografia Naukowa) (

is a portal of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, collecting information on publications of Polish scientists and on Polish and foreign scholarly journals. Polish Scholarly Bibliograhpy is a part of POL-on - System of Information on Higher Education. It is operated by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling, University of Warsaw.

Indexed in Russian Sciences Index Российский индекс научного цитирования (РИНЦ)

Indexed in Arianta Polish scientific and professional electronic journals Aneta Drabek i Arkadiusz Pulikowski