EFFECT OF MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUE IN CHRONIC SACROILIAC JOINT DYSFUNCTION
Objective: The study conducted for evaluating the effectiveness of muscle energy technique in chronic SIJ dysfunction.
Methods: 30 patients with chronic sacroiliac joint dysfunction from both genders. Patients were divided into 2 groups 15 in each group .Group A: received muscle energy technique using post isometric relaxation technique to erector spinae, hamstrings, iliopsoas and quadratus lumborum plus conventional treatment program. Group B: control group received conventional treatment program only .Doppler imaging of vibration, palpation meter and visual analogue scale were utilized for evaluating patients (pre and post treatment).
Results: The study findings revealed a statistical significant decrease of anterior pelvic tilting angle in group A (p<0.001), also a significant decrease of pain in the 2 groups compared with pre-intervention values(p<0.001) .
Conclusion: Muscle energy technique is an effective treatment for decreasing anterior pelvic tilting angle and reducing pain in patients with chronic sacroiliac joint dysfunction.
Key words: Muscle energy technique, Doppler imaging of vibration. Palpation meter.