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Comparative Studies | Biomedical Sciences | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017
Effect of Muscle Energy Technique versus Positional Release Technique on Pain and Functions in Patients with Trapezitis?A Comparative Study
Reema Joshi | Manisha Rathi 
Abstract: Effect of Muscle Energy Technique versus Positional Release Technique on pain and functions in patients with trapezitisA comparative study. REEMA JOSHI* 1, MANISHA RATHI2 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PROFESSOR Dr. D. Y. Patil College Of Physiotherapy, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pimpri, Pune. Research Background Mechanical neck pain affects 45-54 % of general population at after carrying sitting posture for prolong period of time which may sometimes leads to conditions like trapezitis. Muscle energy technique is used for achieving tonus release in a muscle before stretching which involves the introduction of an isometric contraction to the affected muscle producing post isometric relaxation. Positional release therapy is a manual technique that restores a muscle to its normal resting tone. In this study we compared the effect of both the technique on trapezitis. Aim and Objective To Compare the effect of MET versus PRT On pain and function in patient with trapezitis Method and procedure Ethical approval of the study was taken from institutional ethical committee. Patient having neck pain screened initially and subjects whoever fulfilled inclusion and exclusion criteria 30 subjects having tapezitis, both male and female between age 20-50 year were included, which again divided into two Group A Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Group B Positional Release Technique (PRT). Pre-and Post-assessment of pain and function was done by using NPRS (Numerical pain rating scale) and NDI (Neck disability index) score. Result On comparison both MET and PRT shows improvement in pain and function of neck mobility where p= 0.000 which was statistically significant. Conclusion The study concludes Clinically Muscle energy technique was more effective than positional release technique in subjects having trapezitis with non-specific neck pain.
Keywords: MET, PRT, Trapezitis
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,
Pages: 2113 - 2115