2022, Vol. 9, Issue 6, Part A
A comparative study-effect of muscle energy technique versus myofascial release as treatment on trapizitisAuthor(s):
Background and Objective: Trapezitis is an inflammatory pain arising from the trapezius muscle causing severe neck spasm, which is known as neck pain or stiffness around the neck and shoulder or upper back pain. It is increasingly becoming much more common among people working at desk, using computers and also those who do physical labor or use their neck and back muscles a lot to do strenuous works. Muscle energy technique and Myofascial release has been used in physiotherapy individually for treatment of trapezitis and proved effective in reducing pain and improve functional status of patient. The study proposed to compare the efficacy of muscle energy technique and myofascial release to treat trapezitis.
Method: 30 subjects were divided equally into two groups each containing 15 subjects of both sexes. The group A received muscle energy technique treatment and the group B received myofascial release treatment. The data was collected from all the patients on 1st day and on the 10th day of intervention by using two parameters, VAS and NDI.
Result: This study shows significant difference between groups i.e., group A (Muscle energy technique) and group B (Myofascial release). The mean±SD VAS for group A was 4.80±0.94 while that for group B was 3.93±1.09 with p value (< .041) and the mean±SD NDI for group A was 0.44±0.09 while that for group B was 0.31±0.17 with p value (< .015) showed statistically significant difference between the groups.
Conclusion: Based on this outcome Muscle energy technique is found to be more effective in reducing pain and improve functional status of the patient when compared with the Myofascial release in subjects with trapezitis. Pages: 08-14 | 215 Views 50 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Chaitra G. A comparative study-effect of muscle energy technique versus myofascial release as treatment on trapizitis. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(6):08-14.