IJPR.2017.228

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 6 (November 2017)

Page No.: 2457-2463

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.228

LASER PUNCTURE  THERAPY VERSUS INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY AS A COMBINED TREATMENT IN ASTHMATIC EGYPTIAN CHILDREN: COMPARISON OF TREATMENT APPROACHES

Amira. H. Mohammed *1, Tamer I. Abo Elyazed 2.

*1 Lecturer in Department of Physical Therapy for Pediatric Disorders and their Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Delta University for Science and Technology, Egypt.

2 Lecturer in Department of Physical Therapy for Internal Medicine, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Beni-Suef University, Egypt.

Corresponding author Address: Dr. Amira. H. Mohammed,  69 Al Kaser Al Ani Street, Cairo City.  Tel: +2 01144495063 / +2(02) 23683225. E-mail amira_hussin77@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

Background: Asthma is a complex and multifaceted condition causing significant impairment of physical and psychosocial well-being in the affected individual. This study aimed to compare laser puncture therapy or interferential therapy added to diaphragmatic breathing exercise in the treatment of asthmatic children.

Materials and Methods: Thirty Egyptian children suffering from asthma participated in this study. Their age ranged from 11-15 years. They had normal body mass index ranged from 18.5 to 24.9 kilogram/ meter2. They were divided randomly into three groups. Group (I) received diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Group (II) received Laser puncture therapy combined with diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Group (III) received Interferential therapy combined with diaphragmatic breathing exercise. Pulmonary functions were measured before and after interventions for all children in the three groups.

Results: Comparing the pre and post treatment mean values of the measurable variables revealed significant improvements in pulmonary functions after the treatment in the three groups with favor to laser puncture therapy group.  

Conclusion: It may be concluded that the laser puncture therapy has a highly significant impact as compared with interferential therapy in the asthmatic children.

Key words: Asthma, Pulmonary, Laser, Interferential, diaphragmatic breathing, exercise.

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Cite this article: Amira. H. Mohammed, Tamer I. Abo Elyazed. LASER PUNCTURE THERAPY VERSUS INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY AS A COMBINED TREATMENT IN ASTHMATIC EGYPTIAN CHILDREN: COMPARISON OF TREATMENT APPROACHES. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(6):2457-2463. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.228
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