Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Effect of muscle energy technique and positional release therapy on Quadratus lumborum in sub-acute mechanical low back pain: A comparative study
Author(s): Dr. Sheetal Rajawadha, Dr. Sonal Patole, Dr. Mahendra Shende
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of muscle energy technique and positional release technique on quadratus lumborum along with conventional physical therapy treatment in patients with sub-acute mechanical low back pain. 60 subjects, including both males and females, aged from 18 to 45 years. Assigned randomly into 2 treatment groups. Group A received muscle energy technique and Group B received positional release technique. Pain intensity level and lumbar range of motion was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS), modified Schober test (MST) and finger to floor test (FTFT) respectively pre and post intervention i.e. after 2 weeks intervention. There was significant improvement in both MET and PRT groups. Statistical comparison of the result showed that Group B had greater improvement in pain as compared to Group A. PRT along with conventional treatment appeared to be more effective than MET to reduce sub-acute mechanical low back pain.