Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 3

Therapeutic Effectiveness of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesio Taping (KT) in Addressing Pain and Knee Function Among Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Bhojan Kannabiran1*, Anandha Geetha2 and Mugaviya2

1Professor in Physiotherapy, R.V.S College of Physiotherapy, TN Dr MGR Medical University, India
2M.P. T Physiotherapist, Yasodha Physiotherapy Center, Coimbatore, India

*Corresponding Author: Bhojan Kannabiran, Professor in Physiotherapy, R.V.S College of Physiotherapy, TN Dr MGR Medical University, India.

Received: August 16, 2022; Published: February 06, 2023


Therapeutic Efficacy of Soft Tissue Mobilization using Instrument Assistance (IASTM) and Kinesio Taping (KT) in addressing the Pain and Knee Function Among Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) patients.

Objective: Study to find out the efficacy and dominance of soft tissue mobilization by instrument assistance over kinesio-taping in the Management of Pain and Knee Function Among patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.

Design: pre and post experimental study design is adopted.

Setting: The study was conducted in RVS College of physiotherapy, Sulur, Coimbatore and Yasodha Physiotherapy Centre, Coimbatore. Participants: Two groups comprising of 15 participants each carefully subjected to proper selection criteria addressed as group A (with IASTM involvement) and group B (with KT involvement). Experimental Group A: instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) with exercises. Experimental Group B: Kinesio taping (KT) with exercises. Main outcome measures: Pain using visual analogue scale and knee function score using Anterior knee pain Scale

Results: When comparing the mean values of Group, A(IASTM) and B(KT), Group A subjects treated with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization along with hip and knee strengthening exercise showed more difference than Group B treated with kinesio-taping.

Conclusions: It is concluded that instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) more effective than kinesio taping (KT) in pain reduction and knee function progress among athletes with Patello femoral pain syndrome (PFPS).

Keywords: Satellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS); Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM); Kinesio Taping (KT)


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Citation: Bhojan Kannabiran., et al. “Therapeutic Effectiveness of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesio Taping (KT) in Addressing Pain and Knee Function Among Patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.3 (2023): 33-40.


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