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Effect of Positional Release Therapy and Deep Transverse Friction Massage on Gluteus Medius Trigger Point - A Comparative Study


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Page : 40-45

Keywords : Myofascial Trigger Point; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Strain Counter Strain; Pressure Pain Threshold.;

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Study Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of Positional Release Therapy & Deep Transverse Friction Massage On Gluteus Medius Trigger Point. Methods: 30 subjects were randomly recruited from various hospitals and community center in Dehradun and Guwahati based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects were divided into two Groups (PRT (Group A) & DTFM (Group B). Outcome Measure: Pressure pain threshold. Results: Both Groups A and B shown significant improvement in pressure pain threshold when comparison is made within the group. However Group B shown significant improvement in pressure pain threshold (p= 0.001) post intervention between the group. Conclusion: Deep transverse friction massage is better choice of treatment in improving pain threshold in subjects with gluteus medius trigger point.

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