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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 3, Part F

Efficacy of therapeutic neck and shoulder exercise for pain relief among handloom workers


Author(s): Athira Varghese, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar and S Manivannan

Abstract: Background: Handloom industry is an ancient hand craft industry in India, and it represents the Indian weaver’s artistic and aesthetic ability to make the products by handlooms. It is the second largest source of rural employment after agriculture. Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are the major health problem among handloom workers in both industrialized and industrially developing countries. Handloom industry need long time static manual labour, the employees in this industry have to be involved in long time static working postures which lead to work related musculoskeletal disorders. In addition to static working posture, the fixed awaked positions and repetitive working also leads to the musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Objectives: The purpose of this study is to find out the efficacy of therapeutic exercise in reducing non- specific neck and shoulder pain among handloom workers.
Design: Pre test post test experimental design.
Methods: The study population included 30 patients fulfilling both inclusion & exclusion criteria. They were divided into 2 groups in which Group A [experimental] and Group B [control]. Informed consent was obtained from each subject prior to participation. A brief description about the procedure was given to the subjects before commencing the study. A total of 30 subject were divided equally into two groups by random sampling method, Group A [n=15] &Group B [n=15]. Group A continued with their normal exercise and they had undergone stretching and strengthening. Group B had not undergone any treatment they stay physically active.
Results: A 20-week Therapeutic Neck and shoulder exercise program will not reduce the neck and shoulder pain among handloom workers.


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How to cite this article:
Athira Varghese, KS Sharad, R Rejeesh Kumar, S Manivannan. Efficacy of therapeutic neck and shoulder exercise for pain relief among handloom workers. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(3):345-352.
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