• Qasim Idrees Assistant Professor Central Park Medical College, Lahore
  • Anam Saleem Physiotherapist
  • Arif Ali Rana Assistant Professor Central Park Medical College, Lahore


Neck pain, sub occipital muscle energy techniques, neck dynamic stabilization exercises, isometric endurance, cervicogenic headache, Physiotherapy Students


Background: Cervical pain is an unpleasant bodily sensory feeling in the cervical regions which manifest as tiredness, stiffness or discomfort that give off to the upper region and shoulders, as well as head. Cervical pain is a very common challenging condition in the whole world as well as two thirds of persons will experience cervical discomfort in their lives

Objective: To compare the effectiveness of Sub Occipital Muscle Energy Techniquees and Dynamic Stabilization exercises in chronic neck pain among IT professionals.

Study design and Sampling technique: Current study was the randomized controlled trial. In which muscle energy technique was compared with dynamic stabilization exercises for neck pin. All patients were equally divided into two groups by using the fishbowl method.

Study Setting & Participants: Data was collected from 50 IT professionals e.g., laptop users, desktop users. Study duration was 04 weeks. The data was calculated by Kannan Rehabilitation Clinic.

Interventions & Data Collection tools: The Neck Disability Index Questionnaire (NDI) was used for each patient, before and after treatment. Group A receives the sub occipital muscle energy techniques and Group B receives the neck dynamic stabilization exercises.

Results: In this study, both groups are effective, but neck dynamic stabilization exercises are more effective than the sub occipital muscle energy techniques.

Conclusion: This study concludes that the neck dynamic stabilization exercises are better as compared to sub occipital muscle energy techniques in the treatment neck pain. Sub occipital muscle energy techniques are also effective, but neck dynamic stabilization exercises are more effective for neck pain and functional mobility.


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How to Cite

Idrees, Q., Saleem, A. ., & Rana, A. A. . (2022). EFFECTIVENESS OF SUB OCCIPITAL MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES AND DYNAMIC STABILIZATION EXERCISES IN CHRONIC NECK PAIN. Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation, 11(2), 4–12. Retrieved from http://ojs.zu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/pjr/article/view/1389

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