TO COMPARE THE EFFICACY OF POSITIONAL RELEASE THERAPY AND MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE IN THE MANAGEMENT OF UNILATERAL UPPER FIBERS OF TRAPEZITIS
*Dr. Jyothi Seshan, Dr. Senthil Selvam and Dr. Sundaram
Background: “A.Kumaresan, G.Deepthi” (2012) stated that Positional release therapy can be useful in the alleviating the neck pain and improving the functional ability. Richa Mahajan (2012) stated Muscle energy technique and static stretching were effective in alleviating the mechanical neck pain in terms of decreasing pain intensity and increasing active cervical range of motion. The study will be done for the unilateral upper fibers of trapezitis with positional release therapy and muscle energy techniques (Post isometric relaxation technique). Aim: The aim of the study is to find the comparison of effectiveness in positional release therapy and muscle energy technique in subjects with unilateral upper fibers of trapezitis. Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of [PRT and MET(PIRT)] with Ultrasound in subjects with unilateral upper fibers of trapezitis. Method and Intervention: It includes 30 patients with between 20-35 years. Based upon subacute with inclusive criteria the subjects will be convenient sampling method divided into groups. A and B. Each group consist of 15 members. Group A treated with Ultrasound with PRT for 7 sessions per week and Group B treated with Ultrasound with MET (PIRT) for 3 sessions per week. Each groups treated for 2 weeks. OUTCOME: Pain intensity to measure visual analog scale, cervical ROM to measure goniometer and functional ability to measure neck disability score. Results: Statistical analysis done using paired “t” test showed that there is both groups shows significant difference from pre-test to post-test. Group with PRT shows more improvement in pain reduction, increase in ROM and improvement in functional ability when compared with MET. Conclusion: This study concludes that PRT is more effective in relieving cervical pain, restoration of cervical ROM and prevent neck disability when compared with MET for unilateral upper fibers of trapezitis.
Keywords: Unilateral upper fibers trapezitis, subacute, ultrasound, PRT, MET.
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