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Authors: Marika Mattos , Dr. Tushar J. Palekar, Dr. Meenakshi Pandit, Dr. Gaurang Baxi, Dr. Soumik Basu
Myofascial pain is defined as pain which comes from MTrPs in muscle that are considered as hyperirritable spot located within a taut band of skeletal muscle. They lead to a decreasing of the muscle strength and its flexibility, limiting the range of movement in the joints. Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MaRhyThe®) works on normalizing the oscillating frequency of the cells (8-12Hz). Myofascial release (MFR) focuses on soft tissue that is tight or in spasm and by releasing the spasm or adhesions in turn reduce pain. Kinesio taping works by increasing local circulation. The objectives of the study were 1.To find out the effect of MaRhyThe® 2. To find out the effect of MFR and K- Taping. 3. To compare the effects of MaRhyThe® and MFR and Kinesio- taping on upper trapezius trigger points. 30 subjects were randomly selected on the basis of the inclusion criteria, they will be randomly divided into two groups first (Group A) those who will be receiving MaRhyThe® for 20 min point for 3 alternate days and second those who will be treated with MFR and Kinesio taping (Group B) for 20 min point for 3 alternate days where the tape was left on for 48 hrs. Patients were assessed pre and post treatment on the basis of VAS and cervical range of motion. Both groups showed significant and equal improvement in decreasing pain and increasing range of motion. Clinically MaRhyThe® showed better results.
To see the whole Study: A Study on Matrix Rhythm Therapy Versus Combination of Myofascial Release And Kinesio Taping on Upper Trapezius Trigger Points
International Journal of Medical Science and Innovative Research (IJMSIR), Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2018, Page No.: 198-205