Immediate Effects of Median Nerve Mobilization on Nerve Conduction Velocities, Upperlimb Strength and Bimanual CoOrdination in Normal Healthy Subjects


  • Sneha Katke1 , Manal Anthikat2



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.

Author Biography

Sneha Katke1 , Manal Anthikat2

1 Associate Professor, 2 Assistant Professor, Miraj Medical Center’s, College of Physiotherapy, Walness Hospital,