Efficacy of Positional Release Therapy Versus Deep Transverse Frictional Massage on Quadratus Lumborum Strain among IT Workers
Keywords:NPRS, Goniometer, Low back pain, Lumbar range of motion.
Background: The study was designed to inspect the effectiveness of Positional Release Therapy (PRT) and Deep
Transverse Frictional Massage (DTFM) on Quadratus Lumborum Strain.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to compare the efficacy of Positional Release and Deep Transverse Frictional
Massage for Quadratus Lumborum.
Materials and Methods: Sixty subjects with Trigger Points in quadratus lumborum muscle were divided randomly
into two equal groups. Group “PRT” received Positional Release Therapy five times/week while Group “DTFM”
received Deep Transverse Frictional Massage five times/week for two weeks. Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS),
Universal Goniometer were used to evaluate subjects at two intervals (Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment).The
entire process was performed from November 2022 to March 2023.
Result: The results of the study revealed that both the interventions were effective but in terms of superiority PRT
gave a significant result than DTFM.
Conclusion: Based on the study results, it was concluded that PRT was found to be more effective for the treatment
of Quadratus Lumborum strain.
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