Effectiveness of Active Release Technique verses Conventional Physiotherapy in Management of Upper Cross Syndrome

Authors

  • Prasad Risalda1 , Pratik Phansopkar2 , Waqar M. Naqvi3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13413

Keywords:

Active Release technique, Upper cross syndrome, Physiotherapy

Abstract

Background: In upper cross syndrome (UCS), weaker neck flexors, anterior and middle serratus and lower
trapezius along with rhomboids usually develop, and tightness of the levator scapulae, pectoralis major and
upper trapezius are biomechanically adapted. Active Release Technique (ART) helps to reduce discomfort
and improve the range of movement. Also, Active Release Technique (ART) is a manual procedure which is
also being used for other soft tissue rehabilitation as well as for the management of the scar tissues. UCS and
neck pain is common with uncomfortable job postures as well as in stress and anxiety, due to which muscle
dysfunction starts which can further followed by altered posture around the neck.
Aim and Objective: To evaluate the effects of Active Release Technique verses conventional physiotherapy
in management of upper cross syndrome physiotherapy.
Materials and Method: 35 patients will be grouped in two groups. Both groups will be treated for six
sessions. Group A will be treated with active release technique and static stretching along with hydrocollator
pack. The patients coming under Group B, conventional physiotherapy would be given which include upper
trapezoid stretching, levator scapulae and pectoralis major as well as rhomboid strengthening, deep neck
flexors, lower trapezius along with the hydrocollator pack.
Result: The parameters of outcome measures in interval of pre and post treatment will be analysed using the
statistical test namely students paired T test.
Conclusion: Based on the previous data of ART we assume it will be beneficial in relieving the symptoms
involved in UCS.

Author Biography

Prasad Risalda1 , Pratik Phansopkar2 , Waqar M. Naqvi3

1
Final year B.P.T, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M),
Wardha, Maharashtra, b
Assistant Professor, Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair
Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, Maharashtra, 3Professor
and HOD, Department of Community Health Physiotherapy, Ravi Nair Physiotherapy College, Datta Meghe
Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi(M), Wardha, Maharashtra.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Prasad Risalda1 , Pratik Phansopkar2 , Waqar M. Naqvi3. (2020). Effectiveness of Active Release Technique verses Conventional Physiotherapy in Management of Upper Cross Syndrome. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 246-250. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13413