Comparative Study of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Massage on Neck Pain

Authors

  • Prity
  • Mahesh Ahire
  • Tanya
  • Yash
  • Ruchika Pal
  • Aditi Singh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ddc1bw64

Keywords:

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM) , Massage, chronic neck pain , Myofascial pain of neck.

Abstract

Objective: This review article aims to compare and analyse the effect of Instrument Assisted soft tissue mobilization
and massage on neck pain.
Methods: This review analysed two databases i.e. (PubMed, google scholar), and extracted the studies of neck
pain. Article published in the English language were included in the studies from 2016 to 2023. 10 studies were
included in this review. Outcome measures used neck pain intensity, and neck disability, and secondary outcomes
measure were quality of life (QOL), neck range of motion (ROM), visual analogue scale(VAS).
Result: Ten studies on 328 patients with neck pain comparing IASTM with Massage were included. Finding of
the studies demonstrated that both IASTM and massage treatment were efficient in lowering neck discomfort and
enhancing neck range of motion. IASTM showed significant improvement as compared to massage treatment in
terms of minimising discomfort and enhancing neck mobility.(p=0.05, p=0.001)
Conclusion: It can be inferred from the comparative study of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilisation (IASTM)
and massage on neck pain that both treatments are efficient in easing discomfort and enhancing range of motion in
sufferers of neck pain. IASTM was significant to massage in terms of relieving pain and enhancing neck mobility.
But it’s crucial to remember that each intervention has its own distinct advantages and could be a better choice for
some people depending on their requirements and preferences.

Author Biographies

  • Prity

    BPT Final year Students, Department of Physiotherapy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur,

  • Mahesh Ahire

    BPT Final year Students, Department of Physiotherapy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur,

  • Tanya

    BPT Final year Students, Department of Physiotherapy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur,

  • Yash

    BPT Final year Students, Department of Physiotherapy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur,

  • Ruchika Pal

    Assistant Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur,

  • Aditi Singh

    Associate Professor, Department of Physiotherapy, Jagannath University, Jaipur.

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Published

2024-01-23

How to Cite

Comparative Study of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Massage on Neck Pain. (2024). International Journal of Physiology, 12(1), 24-31. https://doi.org/10.37506/ddc1bw64