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2020, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Part A

Effect of chest mobility exercises and myofascial release on chest expansion and dyspnoea in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Author(s): M Swapna, Roopa HV and Priya Somasundari

Abstract: Background: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by airflow limitation that is not fully reversible, the airflow is usually progressive and associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung to noxious particles (or) gases.
Aim/Objective of the study: To know the effect of chest wall mobility exercise’s and myofascial release of pectoralis major on chest expansion and dyspnoea in COPD Subjects.
Methodology: 30 patients’ were diagnosed COPD of ageing from 40 to 70 years using pre/post test experimental design on day 0 1st (i.e. pre and post test treatment), Patients were measured chest expansion by inch tape. Dyspnoea measured by (MRC) medical research council breathlessness scale using measuring tape. Experimental group subject were treated with myofascial release therapy and chest mobility exercise for a period of 8 weeks control group were treated with conventional physiotherapy i.e. chest mobility exercises.
Results: The data showed that with the use of eight weeks protocol there was a significance difference (p< 0.05) between pre and post test values of MRC breathlessness scale both experimental and control group in Male and female patient subjects. The study shows that there was non significance difference between post treatment value of chest mobility exercise only.
Conclusion: The findings of the study conclude that adding a technique like myofascial release for Pectoralis major muscle to chest mobility exercises did not show any added advantage and significant difference e in improving chest expansion and dyspnoea when compared with chest mobilization exercise only.


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How to cite this article:
M Swapna, Roopa HV, Priya Somasundari. Effect of chest mobility exercises and myofascial release on chest expansion and dyspnoea in subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2020;7(4):04-10.
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