ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE AND MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE ON LOW BACK PAIN-A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

Authors

  • Fizza Memon Sr. Lecturer/ Principal Hyderabad Institute of Medical & Allied Science, Hyderabad
  • Shujaat Hussain Memon Assistant Professor/Vice principal Isra University, Hyderabad

Keywords:

Exercise, muscle energy technique, manual therapy, low back pain, physical therapy modalities, positional release technique

Abstract

Aims of Study: The purpose of this study is to ascertain the impact of positional release technique and muscular energy technique on low back pain.

Methodology: It was a single blinded randomized controlled trial. Participants were enrolled using envelop method of simple random sampling technique. A total n=30 clinically diagnosed LBP patients with between 26 to 40 y/o were recruited and randomly divided into two groups. Group-A MET (n=15) patients receiving muscle energy technique and Group-B PRT (n=15) patients receiving Positional Release Technique for two weeks.

Results: Between groups analysis was performed using independent t test as the data was normally distributed. The results revealed statically significant results in both the groups. However, group A show more significant results with mean value of 2.0±0.53, 10.73±1.79, and 2.80±0.14 for NPRS, ODI, and Modified Schober’s Test Score respectively as shown in table 3.

Limitations and Future Implications: The study may have had a limited number of participants, which could affect the generalizability of the results. Secondly, the study might have focused on short-term outcomes, assessing the immediate effects of the interventions.

Originality: The study has used and compared new technique and have identified the efficacy between the two physical therapy intervention based study.

Conclusions

According to the findings of this study, both therapy options are successful in treating low back pain. The effectiveness of the patients in the muscle energy technique group, however, showed a substantial difference.

Author Biographies

Fizza Memon, Sr. Lecturer/ Principal Hyderabad Institute of Medical & Allied Science, Hyderabad

 

 

Shujaat Hussain Memon, Assistant Professor/Vice principal Isra University, Hyderabad

 

 

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2023-07-04

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Memon, F., & Memon, S. H. . (2023). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF POSITIONAL RELEASE TECHNIQUE AND MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE ON LOW BACK PAIN-A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. Pakistan Journal of Rehabilitation, 12(2), 42–51. Retrieved from http://ojs.zu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/pjr/article/view/2036

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