Immediate Effects of Median Nerve Mobilization on Nerve Conduction Velocities, Upperlimb Strength and Bimanual CoOrdination in Normal Healthy Subjects
Keywords:Nerve Tissue Mobilization, Grip Strength, Nerve Conduction Velocity And Bimanual Coordination
Background and Objectives: - Neural tissue mobilization is a manipulative technique by which tissues
are moved and stretched either by movement relative to surrounding structures or tension development.
Mobilization of neural structures dependently or independently improves patient’s signs and symptoms.
Nervous system adapts to lengthening through increase in intraneural or intramural pressures. Thus the
continuum of the nervous system serve its ability to move either alone or through surrounding tissue interface
to relieve contributing neural tension to patient’s symptoms. This Study assesses the immediate effects of
neural tissue mobilization on the Nerve Conduction Velocities, the Bimanual Coordination and the Upper
limb Grip Strength in normal healthy individuals. Materials and Method:- The participants in the study
were normal healthy subjects. These subjects were assessed for their Upper limb Grip Strength, Bimanual
coordination and the Nerve Conduction Velocities of the Median Nerve before and immediately after the
Median Nerve Mobilization and analysis was done for the same. Result: - Data was analyzed by statistical
means, standard deviation and students t- test and the results showed significant changes in terms of the
nerve conduction velocity, upper limb strength and bimanual co-ordination in normal healthy subjects on an
immediate basis. Conclusion: - This study concludes that immediate effects of median nerve mobilization
on Nerve Conduction Velocities, Bimanual Coordination and Upper Limb Strength in normal healthy
subjects are statisticaly significant. Hence immediate relief of discomfort through neural mobilization on
these parameters can be obtained.