Efficacy of kinesio taping versus phonophoresis on mechanical neck dysfunction

Efficacy of kinesio taping versus phonophoresis on mechanical neck dysfunction

Author: 
Mohamed Serag El Dein Mahgoub, Haytham Gamal Abd El-Aziz, Amir Mohamed Saleh and Mohamed Osama Hegazy
Abstract: 

Background: Mechanical Neck Dysfunction (MND) affects about two thirds of people in middle age with common cause of bad posture in people who spent much of their working day at a desk with a bent-forward posture.
Purpose: To compare the efficacy of kinesio taping versus phonphoresis on neck pain intensity, cervical ROM and neck disability in patients with MND.
Design: pre - posttest experimental design
Methods: 45 patients with MND participated in this study, their age ranged from 20-45 years. They were assigned randomly and equally into three groups; Control group (A) received exercises program, Group (B) received phonophoresis with exercise program and Group (C) received kinesio taping replaced every 4 days with 2days off with exercise program. All groups received treatment 3 times weekly for 12 sessions. Pain intensity, cervical ROM and neck function disability were measured pre and post treatment by Visual Analogue Scale, OB Goniometer and Neck Disability Index respectively.
Results: There was significant improvement in the three groups after intervention in favor of kinesio taping group.
Conclusion: It was concluded that improvement in the kinesio taping more than phonophoresis on Pain intensity, cervical ROM and neck function disability in MND.

 

Paper No: 
072