International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Masters Thesis | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023 | Rating: 5.2 / 10


Effects of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Tool in Osteoarthritis Knee Patients

Vijay Krishna Kumar [3] | Ansy George


Abstract: Background: Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a beneficial treatment for myofascial restriction introduced by James Cyriax. IASTM is a new range of tool which enables clinicians to efficiently locate and treat individual. It is applied using instruments that are usually made of stainless steel with edges and contours that can conform to different body anatomical location. IASTM is a manual technique that has been known to be effective in improving active range of motion on hamstring muscles. Aim of Study: ?To find out the effect of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization tool in OA knee patient?. Methodology: The study design is experimental study. The study was conducted in DR.B.R. Ambedkar College of physiotherapy with 20 samples by getting their consent who met inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria.20 patients were divided into two groups Group A and Group B. Visual analogue scale and active knee flexion range of motion using goniometry were used as outcome measure pre and post treatment. Results: The result obtained shows that group A has more improvement statistically than group B, clinically in terms of pain and active knee flexion range of motion. The result shows significant improvement in VAS and active Knee flexion range of motion from pre to post with p<0.001. Conclusion: The present study concluded that Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization tool (IASTM) is effective in osteoarthritis knee patients.


Keywords: Iastm tool, ultrasound therapy unit, osteoarthritis


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,


Pages: 248 - 253


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