Effectiveness of sustained natural apophyseal glides and scapular strengthening exercises in the patients with chronic cervical dysfunction
Introduction and Aim: Cervical spine dysfunction is a cause of neck pain. It is a common neuro musculoskeletal problem affecting about two thirds of the world population at some point in their lifetime. Aim of the study is to determine the effect of sustain natural apophyseal glides along with scapular strengthening exercises in reducing neck pain by the pre and post analysis.
Materials and Methods: Experimental study was used in this study, and this study was conducted in Saveetha hospital, Chennai. Thirty subjects both male and female diagnosed with neck pain with the age group of 20 to 60 years were recruited and divided into two groups with 15 subjects in each (Group A : 15 subjects, Group B: 15 subjects). Group A was given sustained natural apophyseal glides and scapular strengthening exercises along with interferential therapy, in sets of 5 to 10, 15 minutes per session, 3 days/week for 4 weeks and Group B was given conventional physiotherapy i.e. Resisted neck isometric exercises with interferential therapy 10 repetitions and 3 days/week for 4 weeks duration.
Results: At the end of the study data was analysed and there was a reduction in neck pain.
Conclusion: This study concluded that patients with chronic cervical dysfunction had relieve in pain through sustained natural apophyseal glides and scapular strengthening exercises along with interferential therapy compared to the patients who were given conventional physiotherapy i.e. resisted neck isometric exercises with interferential therapy.
Keywords: Chronic cervical dysfunction; sustained natural apophyseal glides; scapular strengthening exercises; resisted neck isometrics.
How to Cite
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.