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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.10 No.4 pp.1921-1925
DOI : https://doi.org/10.20540/JIAPTR.2019.10.4.1921

Short-term Effectiveness of the Movement Direction in Neurodynamic Mobilization for Upper Limb Mobility and Pain

Hojung Ana,Okkon Moonb,Junghyun Choic
aDepartment of Physical Therapy, Dongnam Health University, Suwon, Republic of Korea
bDepartment of Physical Therapy, Howon University, Gunsan, Republic of Korea
cDepartment of Physical Therapy, Namseoul University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

Abstract

Background: Neurodynamic mobilization is divided into slider mobilization and tensioner mobilization. However, movement direction in neurodynamic mobilization has been overlooked in neurodynamic exercise program.
Objective: To examine the effect of movement direction in neurodynamic mobilization on upper limb mobility and pain.
Design: Quasi-experimental study
Methods: Twenty-two adults positive for neurodynamic test for the median nerve were recruited for participation in this study. Twenty-two subjects were allocated to the applied neurodynamic mobilization at limited side group (ANTLS, n=7), the applied neurodynamic mobilization at contralateral limited side group (ANTCLS, n=7), and the applied neurodynamic mobilization at bilateral side group (ANTBS, n=8). Before the intervention upper limb limited was measured neurodynamic test for the median nerve, pain was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS), movement direction in neurodynamic mobilization was applied to each group, and then re-measured using neurodynamic test for the median nerve and VAS. Differences the Intra-groups before and between the intergroups after intervention were analyzed.
Results: In the ANTLS and ANTBS groups, a statistically significant increase in ROM and decrease in VAS score in the population before and after intervention were indicated. Statistically significant differences in VAS and ROM from before to after intervention were found among the ANTLS, ANTCLS, and ANTBS groups.
Conclusions: The results of the present study indicate that movement direction in neurodynamic mobilization must be considered within the limits of its selected range of the neurodynamic exercise program.

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