Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 10; Issue 3 (June 2022)

Page No.: 4243-4249

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2022.122

A Comparative Study of Immediate Effects of Myofascial Release Technique and Positional Release Technique on Trapezitis among the College Students

Sai Vispute 1, Neeraj Kumar 2.

1 Dept. of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Loni, Maharashtra, India.

2 Vice Principal of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Professor & Head of Dept. of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra, India.


Sai Vispute: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0557-3348
Neeraj Kumar: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4222-2851

Corresponding Author: Sai Chandrakant Vispute, Malhar Hospital, Deshmukh Wadi, Pachora, Dist- Jalgaon 424201.Phone Numbers: 7887364077 E-Mail: drsaivisputept@gmail.com


Background: Trapezitis is one of the common inflammatory conditions seen among college going students due to prolonged faulty posture, overuse, stressful neck movement, etc. Students with trapezitis usually complaints of pain, decreased range of motion and difficulty in activities of daily living.

Objectives: To compare the immediate effects of Myofascial Release Technique and Positional Release Technique on pain intensity, cervical range of motion, and neck disability index in trapezitis among college students.

Methodology: A total of 100 students with trapezitis meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria were allocated into two groups to receive single session of Myofascial Release Technique and Positional Release Technique respectively. Pre and Post intervention scores of VAS, CROM and NDI were measured.

Results: Post intervention score of pain intensity in terms of VAS, cervical range of motion and NDI score showed extremely significant improvement within the groups (p<0.0001). While comparing between two groups, there was no statistical significance.

Conclusion: Myofascial Release Technique and Positional Release Technique both are effective in the treatment of trapezius trigger points associated with postural neck pain.

Keywords: Trigger Points, Students, Myofascial Release Technique, Positional Release Technique, Active Trigger Point, Latent Trigger Point, Trapezitis.


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Cite this article: Sai Vispute, Neeraj Kumar.  A Comparative Study of Immediate Effects of Myofascial Release Technique and Positional Release Technique on Trapezitis among the College Students. Int J Physiother Res 2022;10(3):4243-4249. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2022.122