Comparative Study on Active Release Technique Versus Myofascial Release Technique for Upper Trapezius Muscle Spasm
- Country : India
- Subject : Special Senior Clinical Physiotherapist
Background: Trapezius pain is a classic example of stress pain and the most common musculoskeletal disorder which leads to long and serious disability. In Active Release Technique, deep digital pressure is applied over the tender point (trigger point) in a shortened position of the muscle and then patient is asked to actively take it in an opposite lengthened position. MFR therapy involves specifically guided low load, long duration mechanical forces to manipulate the myofascial complex, intended to restore optimal length, decrease pain, and improve function. Aim & objective of the study: To observe and analyze the effectiveness of active release technique versus myofascial release technique in upper trapezius spasm patients. Data Analysis and Results: Data analysis and result of this study shows that there is homogeneity of pre intervention variables of Neck Disability Index (NDI) and pain in VAS. There was statically significant improvement in Neck Disability Index and Pain in VAS with p value <0.05 of control group pre and post intervention values and also in experimental group with p value<0.05. While comparing both control and experimental group there is a statistically greater improvement in experimental group in which Myofascial Release Technique (MFRT) is given to the patients with trapezius spasm of Neck Disability Index (NDI) and pain in VAS with p value<0.05. Conclusion: It is concluded that both ART and MFRT are statistically significant and effective in alleviation of symptoms and associated disability in upper trapezius spasm, but Active Release Technique (ART) gave statistically significant better results as compared to Myofascial Release Technique (MFRT).