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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 2839-2844

Immediate effects of positional release therapy and manual trigger point release on neck pain and range of motion in computer users with upper trapezitis


1 Head of the Department of Neurophysiotherapy, MGM School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
2 Assistant Professor in Department of Community Physiotherapy, MGM School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
3 Assistant Professor in Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MGM School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Nawaj Mehtab Pathan
Head of the Department of Neurophysiotherapy, MGM School of Physiotherapy, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1608_20

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Background/Objective: The intent of the current study was to compare the immediate effects of positional release therapy (PRT) and manual trigger point release (MTpR) on neck range of motion and pain in upper trapezitis. Materials and Methods: Sixty participants with upper trapezius myofascial trigger points (MTrPs)' participated in this study. Subjects were randomly classified into two groups (30 in each group): the subjects in Group A received PRT in a shortened position while those in Group B received MTpR in the neutral position for the upper trapezius muscle. They received four therapy sessions every day for four days. The pain intensity and range of motion were measured using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and cervical range of motion (CROM), respectively, before treatment sessions and repeated immediately after the first and fourth treatment sessions in each group till the last day of their interventions. Results: Paired and unpaired t-Test was used for the data analysis. Pre- and postinterventional effects measured on each day and between groups, revealed that CROM and NPRS values were significantly improved in (MTpR) group (CROM, and NPRS P < 0.05). Conclusion: Both groups (PRT and MTpR) showed an increase in range of motion on CROM and a decrease in pain intensity on the NPRS during four sessions of therapy, but MTpR showed to be more effectual in these participants.


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