Research Article
Volume 11 Issue 6 - 2020
Comparison between Maitland Mobilization with Conventional Physiotherapy and Mulligan Mobilization with Conventional Physiotherapy for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Patient at CRP
Md Nazmul Huda1, Mohammad Anwar Hossain2 and Mst Rabea Begum3
1Clinical Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Department, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Associate Professor and Head, Physiotherapy Department, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
3Incharge of Physiotherapy Services, Physiotherapy Department (Paediatrics), Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Mst Rabea Begum, Incharge of Physiotherapy Services, Physiotherapy Department (Paediatrics), Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: March 29, 2020; Published: May 05, 2020


Purpose: The study was conducted to identify and investigate the therapeutic effectiveness of Maitland mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy and Mulligan mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. This study has made the comparison, in order to discover the most effective treatment protocol to alleviate the symptoms of the condition.

Objectives: To assess the effect on pain after introducing of Maitland mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy Mulligan mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy for knee osteoarthritis patient, to measure the severity of pain by using Numeric pain rated scale (NPRS) to identify the severity of pain, to assess functional disability by western Ontario and McMaster Universities Index (WOMAC).

Methodology: A clinical trial was conducted. 14 samples were randomly selected into 2 groups from Musculoskeletal Unit, Physiotherapy Department, Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), Savar. Initially all the subjects were assessed by Peripheral Assessment Form at the clinical settings and then data were collected by questionnaires, Numeric pain rated scale (NPRS) was used to assess pain intensity and using Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Index (WOMAC) for functional disability of the patients. Experimental Group A received of Maitland mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy while experimental Group B received Mulligan mobilization along with conventional physiotherapy.

Results: The study has used statistical analysis by paired t test and unrelated t test to compare the Experimental group A and Experimental Group B and analyses by interpreting the probability level of significance of t value. The results were found to be significant for t value.

Conclusion: The study concluded that the Mulligan mobilization with conventional physiotherapy technique is significantly capable of producing beneficial effects on pain reduction.

Keywords: Mobilization; Maitland Mobilization; Mulligan Mobilization; Osteoarthritis


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Citation: Mst Rabea Begum., et al. “Comparison between Maitland Mobilization with Conventional Physiotherapy and Mulligan Mobilization with Conventional Physiotherapy for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis Patient at CRP”. EC Orthopaedics 11.6 (2020): 01-07.

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