Effects Of Rigid Taping In Addition To Routine Physical Therapy On Pain, Range Of Motion And Functional Disability In Patients With Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

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Saddiqa Qamar , Alishba Mustansar , Syed Asadullah Arslan , Muhammad Farhan Tabassum , Amtullah Ansari , Almina Shafiq


Objectives: To compare the effects of rigid tapping on pain, Range Of Motion (ROM) and functional disability in addition to routine physical therapy in patient with Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ). Methodology: This was a Randomized control trail (RCT). Total 94 patients of age from 20-35 years were included in this RCT. For evaluating the effects of rigid taping on sacroiliac joint, patients were divided in to two groups. Group A received routine physiotherapy along with rigid taping whereas group B received just routine physiotherapy for pain, ROM and Lower Extremity Functional Scale (LEFS). Data was collected by using questionnaires including Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Neck Disability Index (NDI) and universal goniometer and recorded at baseline, 6th and 12th sessions. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 24 was used to analyze the data. Results: The comparison of pain intensity by Mann-Whitney Test after treatment at baseline, 6 weeks and 12th week showed that mean and standard deviation of pain score were ,  and  respectively, in group A and B. There was no statistically significant difference as . Similarly, there was no statistical difference in group A and B regarding flexion, extension and axial rotation at baseline, 6th week and 12th week as . Conclusions: This study concluded that application of rigid taping with routine physiotherapy on group A is same as that of group B with routine physiotherapy in improving pain, ROM and LEFS in female with Lower Cross Syndrome (LCS).

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