Comparative Study of Active Release Technique and Myofascial Release Technique in Treatment of Patients with Non-Specific Low Back Pain
Hamza M Shaheen1*, Karim Ghuiba2, Alaa Abu Sakour1, Ameer Tayseer1 and Sayel Abu Daowd1
1Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Palestine Ahlyia University, Bethlehem, Palestine
2Department of Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders and its Surgery, Faculty of Physical Therapy, CarioUniversity, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Hamza M Shaheen, Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Palestine Ahlyia University, Bethlehem, Palestine.
June 24, 2021; Published:
July 12, 2021
Aim: To compare between the efficacy of Active release technique and Myofascial Release Technique on pain and range of motion in patients with non-specific low back pain.
Subjects and Methods: 20 patients with low back pain who were randomly assigned to one of two groups that received Active release technique (n = 10; mean age, 33.3 years) or Myofascial Release Technique (n = 10; mean age, 28.4 years). Both groups were received their programs for one week; 7 sessions per week.
Main Measures: VAS, ROM, and functional disability. An assessment was made for each group at the initial visit (before initiation of treatment) and at end of the program.
Results: There was a significant difference between group (A) and (B) in pain level where P-value was (< 0.005), and there was a significant difference between group (A) and (B) in ROM where the P-value was (< 0.005) and there was a significant difference between group (A) and (B) in LBDI where the P-value was (< 0.005).
Conclusion: There was a significant difference between active release technique and myofascial release technique as regard to pain reduction, improvement ROM and functional disability. Which active release technique allows a greater degree of pain relief and allows a greater improvement in ROM and function disability than the myofascial release technique for patients with low back pain.
Keywords: Low Back Pain; Active Release Technique; Myofascial Release Technique
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