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Study Design: Experimental study design. Background: Cervical SNAGs Mobilization and Deep Neck Flexors Strengthening Exercise (DNFS) are the two techniques used in Cervicogenic Dizziness. There is limited evidence for the comparison of these 2 treatment techniques in Cervicogenic Dizziness. Purpose of the study: To see the effect and comparison of two Manual techniques on Cervicogenic Dizziness. Method: 30 patients were randomly assigned to receive either Cervical SNAGs Mobilization or DNFS Exercises. NPRS score, Frequency of dizziness (FOD) and Neck Disability Index (NDI) were taken at baseline, post treatment in all groups. Results: In both groups significant improvement occurred in NPRS score, FOD and NDI. However there was a significant difference seen in NPRS score, FOD, NDI in between group analysis. Conclusion: The subjects treated with Cervical SNAGs Mobilization and DNFS Exercise showed similar benefit in terms of reduction of pain on NPRS, decreased FOD and NDI. Hence it’s concluded that Cervical SNAGs and DNFS Exercise both are effective therapeutic option in the treatment of Cervicogenic Dizziness.  




Effect of square stepping exercise versus strength and balance training on balance and risk of fall in elderly population 


Sharma Vinita, Yadav Joginder, Kalra Sheetal* 


Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University Gurgaon, India 


Keywords: 

9-item test battery, Square Stepping Exercises Abbreviations: Square Stepping Exercises (SSE), Berg Balance Scale (BBS) 


Photon Ignitor: ISJN50193054D829602042016 


Citation:

Sharma V., Yadav J., Kalra S.*, 2016. Effect of square stepping exercise versus strength and balance training on balance and risk of fall in elderly population. Journal for Physiotherapy. Photon 130, 127-134 


Abstract 

Study Design: Comparative Study design. Objectives: To compare the effect of square stepping exercise and balance and strength training on risk of fall and dynamic balance in elderly population. Background: Falls are common problem in the elderly population. Strength training can help improve balance. Faster response exercises such as square stepping exercises can increase the ability of muscle to respond quickly and efficiently, which may also play a role in preventing fall. The present study compared the effectiveness of the 2 interventions in patients with moderate risk of fall and impaired balance. Method: 30 participants were selected. The sample was equally divided into two groups: -Group 1 – Square stepping exercises Group 2 –Balance & Strength training Readings were taken for risk of fall and dynamic balance on first day, last day of 4th,8th & 12th week. Results: Although both the groups showed significant improvement, there was a significant difference between the square stepping exercises and strength and dynamic balance training groups at 8th and 12th week of study. Conclusion: Risk of fall decreased significantly and dynamic balance improved significantly in square stepping exercises group as compared to strength and balance training group.



A Comparative Study of Mulligan Mobilization, Cyriax Physiotherapy and Eccentric Training Program in Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis 


Singh Gurpreet, Yadav Joginder, Rishi Priyanka 


Faculty of Physiotherapy, SGT University, Gurgaon, India Keywords: Deep transverse friction massage, lateral epicondylitis, Ultrasound



Abbreviations: 

Lateral epicondylitis, Numeric pain rating scale (NPRS), Patient rated tennis elbow evaluation scale (PRTEES) 


Photon Ignitor: ISJN50193054D827122022016


Citation: Gurpreet S., Joginder Y., Priyanka R.* 2016. A Comparative Study of Mulligan Mobilization, Cyriax Physiotherapy and Eccentric Training Program in Patients with Lateral Epicondylitis. Journal for Physiotherapy. Photon 130, 113-126 


Abstract 

Study Design: Experimental study design. Background: Mulligan mobilization, Cyriax physiotherapy and Eccentric training program are the technique used in patients with lateral epicondylitis. There is limited evidence for the comparison of these three treatment technique in patient with lateral epicondylitis. Purpose of the study: To see the effect of Mulligan mobilization, Cyriax physiotherapy, and Eccentric training in improving Pain, Grip strength and Functional status in patients with lateral epicondylitis. Method: 30 patients were randomly assigned to receive either Mulligan mobilisation, Cyriax physiotherapy and Eccentric training program. Pain, grip strength and functional evaluation were taken at baseline, post treatment in all groups. Results: In all the groups significant improvement occurred in NPRS score, grip strength and PRTEES. However there was a significant difference seen in NPRS score, grip strength and PRTEES in between groups analysis. Conclusion: All treatment methods the Mulligan mobilization, Cyriax physiotherapy and Eccentric training program were found to be effective in reducing pain, increased grip strength and improved functional status. However the subjects treated with mulligan mobilization showed better results compared to the other groups.