EFFECT OF PIRIFORMIS STRETCHING AND NEURAL TISSUE MOBILIZATION IN PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME.

Atik A Mulla, Pranjali Gosavi

Abstract


Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of Piriformis stretching and neural tissue mobilization in Piriformis syndrome.

Method: 30 subjects with Piriformis syndrome were included in this study. Following the data collection, the subjects were allotted into 2 groups by simple random sampling. Group A –Experimental group (Piriformis stretching, ultrasound and hot moist pack, neural tissue mobilization) B- Conventional group (Piriformis stretching, ultrasound and hot moist pack) Before and after the treatment protocol subjects were assessed by Roland morris back questionnaire, VAS, Hip flexion ROM these outcome measures were analysed.

Result: statistical analysis was performed using t-test and unpaired t-test. Intra group comparison (within group) was analysed and statistically using paired t-test for RMBQ, VAS and Hip flexion ROM. This shows there is extremely significant effect in group A as compare to group B, while inter group comparison (Between groups) statistically showed that during pre intervention there was no significant difference in RMBQ and VAS while very significant difference in hip flexion ROM and during post intervention there was extremely significant difference in RMBQ,VAS and hip flexion ROM.

Conclusion: From this study, it can be concluded that there was extremely significant improvement in subjects who underwent experimental group statistically and clinically. Overall there was significant difference found between the groups. Hence this study accepts the alternative hypothesis (H1).


Keywords


Piriformis syndrome, neural tissue mobilization, Piriformis stretching.

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