Type of Article : Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3 | Page No. 1564-1568
Date of Publication: 11-06-2016
IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF SOLEUS TRIGGER POINT PRESSURE RELEASE AND POST ISOMETRIC RELAXATION (MET) ON RESTRICTED ACTIVE ANKLE JOINT DORSIFLEXION AMONG COLLEGE FEMALES
Nisha Yadav 1, Shabnam Joshi 2, Sonu Punia *3.
1 Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
*3 Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar, Haryana, India.
Corresponding author: Dr. Sonu Punia, PT., Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, NH-10, Rohtak Hissar Sirsa Road, Hisar, Haryana 125001, India.
Background and purpose: To determine the immediate effect of soleus trigger point pressure release and post isometric relaxation(MET) on restricted active ankle joint dorsiflexion among college females.
Materials and Methods: A sample of 45 college females within the age group of 20-25 years with unilateral restriction in active ankle dorsiflexion≤100 and atleast one identifiable muscle trigger point within the soleus muscle were randomly divided into three groups.
Results: There was significant differences between pre and post intervention ROM for group A (MD=5.310, t value=13.301 at p=0.0001) and group B (MD=5.890, t value=19.552 at p=0.0001) but nonsignificant in group C (MD= -0.088, t value=1.070 at p=0.302). Maximum improvement was seen in Group B. Decreased range was seen in Group C. Clinical relevance of study, This treatment protocol is easy to apply and has good result in short period of time and reduces the risk and further consequences of restricted ankle dorsiflexion.
Conclusion: Post isometric relaxation was more effective in increasing ankle dorsiflexion range in case of soleus trigger points.
Key Words:Manipulation, Muscle, Trigger Point.
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Nisha Yadav, Shabnam Joshi, Sonu Punia. IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF SOLEUS TRIGGER POINT PRESSURE RELEASE AND POST ISOMETRIC RELAXATION (MET) ON RESTRICTED ACTIVE ANKLE JOINT DORSIFLEXION AMONG COLLEGE FEMALES. Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(3):1564-1568. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.135