Effect of muscle energy technique with and without strain–counterstrain technique in acute low back pain — A randomized clinical trial

Patel, Vivek Dineshbhai and Eapen, Charu and Ceepee, Zulfeequer and Kamath, Ramachandra K (2018) Effect of muscle energy technique with and without strain–counterstrain technique in acute low back pain — A randomized clinical trial. Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, 38 (1). pp. 1-11. ISSN 10137025

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Abstract

Background: Muscle energy technique (MET) and strain–counterstrain (SCS) technique are found to be e®ective as a sole treatment of acute low back pain (LBP), but the combined e®ect of these two techniques has not been evaluated. Objective: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial was to evaluate the added e®ect of SCS to MET in acute LBP patients. Methods: In this trial, 50 patients were randomly allocated to MET or MET-SCS group to receive the assigned two treatment sessions for two consecutive days. Oswestry disability index (ODI) and Roland Morris disability questionnaire (RMDQ), visual analogue scale (VAS), lumbar range of motion (ROM) were recorded at baseline, after ¯rst and second session. Results: All the outcome measures showed statistically signi¯cant (p < 0:05) improvement in both the groups after second session. Between the groups, analysis showed no statistically signi¯cant di®erence (p > 0:05) after the ¯rst or second session.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muscle energy technique; strain counterstrain technique; acute low back pain.
Subjects: Allied Health > Mangalore Campus > Physiotherapy
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Orthopaedics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 06:30
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 06:30
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151071

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