Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 9; Issue 3 (May 2021)

Page No.: 3809-3816

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2021.119

Effects of McKenzie Approach and Kinesio Taping Technique in Individuals with Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Comparative Study

Manikandan A 1, David V Samuel 2, Mohammed Qasheesh 3, Senthilkumar Cennappan Bose 4.

1 Physiotherapy Division, Rehab, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

2 Physiotherapy Division, Government Hospital, Pudukkottai, Tamilnadu, India.

3 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

*4 Department of Physical Therapy, University College of AlArda, Jazan University, Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author: Dr.Senthilkumar Cennappan Bose, Department of Physical Therapy, University College of AlArda, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mob: +966-531814506. E-Mail: Sbose@jazanu.edu.sa


Objective of this study is to compare the effects of McKenzie approach and kinesio taping technique in individuals with mechanical low back pain. Materials and Methods used are, Quasi experimental study design in the study setting of Department of Physiotherapy, Kovai Medical Centre and Hospital, Coimbatore with the sample of the 20 Patients with Mechanical low back pain who met the inclusion criteria were selected for the study. They were Grouped in A and B with each of 10 Patients. Among the patients, Group A received McKenzie approach and Group B received Kinesio taping. Patients were measured for Pain status by Visual Analogue Scale, Functional ability by Modified Oswestry Disability Index Scale. Results of the data were analyzed using paired, and independent “t‟ tests at 5% level of significance. Even though, there was a significant improvement in both the groups, the McKenzie approach group showed a greater improvement when compared to Kinesio taping technique group. We conclude that McKenzie approach is more effective therapy for mechanical low back pain patients.

Key words: Mechanical low back pain, McKenzie approach, Kinesio taping technique.


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Cite this article: Manikandan A, David V Samuel, Mohammed Qasheesh, Senthilkumar Cennappan Bose.  Effects of McKenzie Approach and Kinesio Taping Technique in Individuals with Mechanical Low Back Pain: A Comparative Study. Int J Physiother Res 2021;9(3):3809-3816. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2021.119