Effectiveness of Neuromuscular and Functional Task Training in Subjects with Osteoarthritis of Knee: A Comparative Study

Authors

  • Kasani Ravi Teja1 , Patchava Apparao2 , GanapathiSwamy3 , P. Chaturvedhi4 , R. GeethaMounika5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v14i3.9677

Keywords:

Knee Osteoarthritis, strength, KOOS, ADL, QOL, Neuromuscular Training, Functional Task Training.

Abstract

Background and Objective: Knee Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent and leading cause of pain and

disability which is leading to functional limitation and reduced quality of life. The rate of prevalence in India

it is 22-39%. Evidence suggests that Neuromuscular and Functional Task Training may be the best way to

treat knee Osteoarthritis. Hence from the above literature, both the interventions are effective in improving

strength and function in subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis and literature is limited on their comparison.

Method: 150 subjects who were clinically diagnosed of Osteoarthritis of knee were assessed and only 68

were recruited who are willing to be in the study and they were randomly allocated into two groups. In

Group I (n=34) subjects were received neuromuscular training, where in Group II (n=34) subjects were

received functional task training for 8 weeks. The outcomes of this intervention were knee pain and function

using disability index (KOOS) and DYNAMOMETER for limb strength (knee flexors and extensors).

Results: Statistical analysis of the data revealed that in between group comparison showed there is a

STATASTICAL significant difference in KOOS and Knee Flexors and Extensors strength

Conclusion: In the present study Neuromuscular training is more effective in improving strength and

function when compared with Functional Task Training. Thus we can conclude that Neuromuscular Training

is a suitable adjunct to physiotherapy rehabilitation in subjects with knee Osteoarthritis

Author Biography

Kasani Ravi Teja1 , Patchava Apparao2 , GanapathiSwamy3 , P. Chaturvedhi4 , R. GeethaMounika5

1 Post Graduate Student, 2 Principle of College, Department of Physiotherapy, Swatantra Institute of Physiotherapy

and Rehabilitation, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry, NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh,

India; 3 Asst Professor of Statistics, Department of Community Medicine, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry; 4 Vice Principle of College, 5 Asst Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Swatantra Institute of Physiotherapy And

Rehabilitation, GSL Medical College, Rajahmundry

Published

2020-07-22