Comparison of Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique and Cervical Manual Therapy in Postural Neck Pain

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Adarsh Ashok
M. Suganya
B. Arun

Abstract

Globally neck pain has become common health problem in younger generations. Neck pain occurs due to various pathological reasons. Even though there is variety of management protocols to alleviate the neck pain, their efficacy is still not clear. This study includes three different perspectives of manual therapy technique on the postural neck pain. This study is a single blinded randomized controlled trial. 81 volunteers with postural neck pain were selected randomly. They all underwent various evaluation procedures by a blinded assessor. All the participants were divided into three groups with 27 volunteer in each. Group I underwent Myofascial release therapy (MFRG), Group II underwent Muscle energy technique (METG) and Group III underwent Cervical manual therapy (CMTG). All the treatment underwent for 8 weeks duration and their lateral flexion range of motion, disability and proprioception were measured using goniometer, neck disability index and repositioning error.  The result of the study analyzed through SPSS 20.0, it shows that there was no significant difference between the groups in post treatment values, F value for the range of motion is 4.70, Disability is 0.11 and proprioception is 8.71. So this study concluded that there was no difference in improvement of variables following all three modalities.

Keywords:
Myofascial release therapy, Maitland mobilization, muscle energy technique, disability, proprioception.

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Ashok, A., Suganya, M., & Arun, B. (2019). Comparison of Myofascial Release, Muscle Energy Technique and Cervical Manual Therapy in Postural Neck Pain. Asian Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2(2), 1-6. Retrieved from http://journalajorr.com/index.php/AJORR/article/view/30097
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