|The Therapeutic Effects of Muscle Energy Technique on Sacroiliac Dysfunction in Young Women|
|Ashraf Vaseghnia1, Azadeh Shadmehr1, Behrouz Attarbashi Moghadam1, Gholamreza Olyaei, Mohammad Reza Hadian1, Zahra Khazaeipour2|
|1Department of Physical Therapy, School of Rehabilitation, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Muscle Energy Technique (MET), sacroiliac dysfunctions, Ant Innominate, Post Innominate
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Objectives: Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is one of the treatments to treatment joint dysfunctions. In past studies, this technique has been evaluated without considering the kind of dysfunctions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of MET by considering the type of dysfunction and the direction of the corrective maneuver in women with iliosacral joint dysfunctions.
Materials and Methods: The type of this study was randomized Controlled clinical trial. Sixty women with Ant Innominate or Post Innominate dysfunctions were chosen for the study and divided into two groups, treatment group (N=30) received a session of MET and the control group (N=30) randomly. The range of flexion and extension of the lumbar, Visual Analogue Scale , Active SLR and Pressure Pain Threshold at five points were measured before, after and 24 hours after MET.
Results: Before, after and 24 hours after intervention, the mean change of the range of lumbar flexion and extension, showed increase, The mean change of the level of Visual Analogue Scale and active SLR showed decrease significantly (p<0.05) in treatment group with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (95% CI).
Conclusions: According to the results of this study, using MET by considering the kind of dysfunction may more efficiently improve a patient’s symptoms.
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