Comparative Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping and Ift in Upper Cross Syndrome- A Randomized Clinical Trial

Authors

  • Amrutkuvar Rayjade1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Radhika Chintamani2, Nisha Joshi3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10339

Keywords:

Conventional Physiotherapy, IFT, kinesiotaping, upper cross syndrome

Abstract

Background: Upper cross syndrome refers to a particular configuration of overlapping overactive and

underactive muscle groups in the neck, chest and shoulders. Typically, poor posture causes the syndrome,

including the forward head posture, which occurs when people use electronic devices, read, and drive. The

present study is intended to investigate the effect of kinesio taping on upper cross syndrome

Objectives: 1. To study the effectiveness of kinesio taping, Hot Moist Pack and exercises in upper cross

syndrome, 2. To study the effectiveness of IFT, HMP and exercises in upper cross syndrome and 3. To

compare the effectiveness of kinesio taping and IFT in upper cross syndrome.

Methodology: The study consisted of 2 groups. Group A was experimental group and Group B was

conventional group. Both the groups received treatment protocol for 2 weeks. Sample size was 60 with 30

in each group.

Results: Visual analogue scale, cranio-vertebral angle and forward shoulder angle were used as outcome

measures. Statistically significant results were found with VAS p=<0.0001, cranio-vertebral angle p=0.0632

and forward shoulder angle p=0.285

Conclusion: The study concluded that the use of kinesio taping is recommended in reducing pain and

improving the neck angles in participants with upper cross syndrome as compared to conventional therapy.

Author Biography

Amrutkuvar Rayjade1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Radhika Chintamani2, Nisha Joshi3

Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Sciences, Krishna College of

Physiotherapy, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences “Deemed to Be” University, Karad, 3MPT, Sports Physiotherapy

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Amrutkuvar Rayjade1 , Trupti Yadav2 , Radhika Chintamani2, Nisha Joshi3. (2020). Comparative Effectiveness of Kinesio Taping and Ift in Upper Cross Syndrome- A Randomized Clinical Trial. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 127-132. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10339