International Journal of Educational Research and Studies

International Journal of Educational Research and Studies


International Journal of Educational Research and Studies
International Journal of Educational Research and Studies
2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Effect of positional release technique and scapular stabilisation exercises on unilateral upper trapezius spasm in undergraduate students at the end 4 weeks: Randomised controlled trail

Pauravi Jadhav, Asmita Moharkar

Background: Neck pain is a very common problem among across every age group and it originates due to multiple factors. Excess physical loading or strain can cause microtrauma in the tissues. The principle muscle to carry load and maintain postural stability in the scapulocervical and scapulothoracic region is the trapezius. Muscle imbalance around the cervical spine caused due to excessive loading on upper trapezius and continuous bad posture causes neck pain. Students studying for long hours continuously experience neck pain and they have shown high prevalence as much as 48-78%. Objectives: To study the effectiveness of positional release technique and scapular stabilisation exercises on unilateral upper trapezius spasm in undergraduate students at the end of 4 weeks. Methods: Various undergraduate colleges were visited in and around the city. The subjects (total n=60) were selected according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria and randomly allotted to Group A (total n=30) and Group B (total n=30). The outcome measures Visual Analogue Scale and Neck Disability Index scores were taken before the treatment began and after 4weeks in both the groups. Group A were given Positional Release Technique Group B were given Positional Release Technique along with Scapular Stabilisation Exercises. Results: Statistical analysis showed the effect of positional release technique and scapular stabilisation exercises on unilateral trapezius spasm at end of 4 weeks showing p value<0.0001 which was highly effective using paired t test. The Post comparison of both the control group and experimental group showed p value <0.05 which is effective using unpaired t test. Conclusion: The study shows that positional technique and scapular stabilisation exercises are effective in relieving unilateral trapezius spasm in undergraduate students at the end of 4 weeks.
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Pauravi Jadhav, Asmita Moharkar. Effect of positional release technique and scapular stabilisation exercises on unilateral upper trapezius spasm in undergraduate students at the end 4 weeks: Randomised controlled trail. International Journal of Educational Research and Studies, Volume 4, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 6-12
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