Effectiveness of Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation in the Management of Upper Trapezius Myofascial Trigger Points

Effectiveness of Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation in the Management of Upper Trapezius Myofascial Trigger Points

Authors

  • Rutika Thakur
  • Prachi Mande
  • Muskaan Lokwani

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18713

Keywords:

Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique (INIT), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM), Myofascial Trigger Points.

Abstract

Background: This study was designed to inspect the effectiveness of Integrated Neuromuscular
Inhibition Technique (INIT) and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation (IASTM) on Upper
Trapezius Myofascial Trigger Points.
Purpose: To compare the effectiveness of integrated neuromuscular inhibition technique and instrument
assisted soft tissue mobilization in the management of upper trapezius myofascial trigger point
Materials and Methods: Sixty subjects with Active Trigger Points (53 females and 7 males) were
divided randomly into two equal groups. Group “A” received INIT three times/week while Group
“B” received IASTM once/week for two weeks. Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Neck Disability
Index (NDI) and Active Cervical Range Of Motion (CROM) were used to evaluate subjects at two
intervals (Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment).
Results: Statistical analysis show that there is a significant change within-group for NPRS, NDI and
CROM (Lateral Flexion) pre and post treatment with a p<0.0001 for both Groups A and B. Betweengroup
analysis is statistically significant with p=0.0026 for NPRS, p=0.0569 for NDI and p<0.0001 for
AROM thus with superiority for INIT in reducing pain and improving ROM.
Conclusion: Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique is more effective than Instrument
Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation in the Management of Upper Myofascial Trigger Points.

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Author Biographies

Rutika Thakur

Associate Professor, NDMVP College of Physiotherapy, Vasant Dada Nagar, Adgaon,
Nashik.

Prachi Mande

BPTh, NDMVP College of Physiotherapy, Vasant Dada Nagar, Adgaon,Nashik.

Muskaan Lokwani

BPTh, NDMVP College of Physiotherapy, Vasant Dada Nagar, Adgaon,Nashik.

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Published

2022-10-19

How to Cite

Rutika Thakur, Prachi Mande, & Muskaan Lokwani. (2022). Effectiveness of Integrated Neuromuscular Inhibition Technique and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation in the Management of Upper Trapezius Myofascial Trigger Points. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy Print- (ISSN 0973-5666) and Electronic –(ISSN 0973-5674), 16(4), 94–100. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v16i4.18713
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