Shalvi V. Varma, Alpa Purohit
Abstract: Background: Osteoarthritis is becoming increasingly recognized in both developed and developing countries as a major cause of pain and functional disability especially in elderly. As compared to other joints, OA of the knee causes greater disability and clinical symptom. Objective: To compare the effect of kinesio taping and Mulligans Mobilization with Movement on pain and function in subjects with osteoarthritis of knee. Outcome measures: VAS and WOMAC Methodology: 36 subjects were divided into 3 groups for mobilization with movement, kinesio tapind and control group. Result: statistically significant difference can be seen in each group as well as between group. Conclusion: Mobilization with movement and kinesio taping both reduce pain and improve function but better improvement was seen in mobilization with movement group.
Keywords: kinesio taping, mobilization with movement, osteoarthritis of knee