Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 3 (April 2019)

Page No.: 3061-3065

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.118


Aditi A. Shirsath *1, Krishna Shinde 2.

*1 MVP Samaj’s College of Physiotherapy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

2 Assistant professor, MVP Samaj’s College of Physiotherapy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Aditi A. Shirsath (BPTH),  MVP Samaj’s College of Physiotherapy, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.  E-Mail: aditishirsath68@gmail.com


Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common joint disease causing disability. Current physical therapy management for knee OA is aiming to increase range of motion and improve functional ability. The purpose of this study is to find out the effectiveness of fibular glide with conventional treatment for improving range of motion and functional ability in the subjects with knee OA.

Methods: Twenty four subjects with osteoarthritis of knee were selected for the study and randomly divided in to two groups of 12 subjects each. Group A received tibio femoral glide and Group B received tibio fibular glide, ROM was measured by Goniometry and functional ability was measured by WOMAC scale.

Results: The patients those who received fibular glide and tibio femoral glide their functional ability was improved was measured by WOMAC and ROM improved significantly (p<0.05) so both the groups are equally effective.

Conclusion: This study showed that tibio fibular glide and tibio femoral glide are E effective in improving   functional ability and ROM in patients with knee osteoarthritis

KEY WORD: Osteoarthritis, ROM, Pain, WOMAC.


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Cite this article: Aditi A. Shirsath, Krishna Shinde. EFFECTIVENESS OF TIBIO FEMORAL GLIDE VERSUS PROXIMAL AND DISTAL TIBIO FIBULAR GLIDE IN SUBJECTS WITH OSTEOARTHRITIS OF KNEE. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(3):3061-3065. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.118