Effect of McKenzie’s Approach on Functional Mobility in Bilateral Knee Osteoarthritis
1Sonali T Kadam, Dr Sandeep B Shinde
Osteoarthritis (OA) is an degenerative disorder of joint causing pain varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life.There are various treatment strateges used to treat OA and found to be effective but Mckenzie is one such approach which is based on directional preference of pain and has been apllied on spine and found to effective in reducing symptom but not on knee.so the present study was done to find the effect of Mckenzies approach on functional mobility in subjects with bilateral knee osteoarthritis OBJECTIVES- 1)To study the effect of Mckenzie’s approach on pain and functional mobility in bilateral knee osteoarthritis. 2 )To study the effect of conventional physiotherapy on pain and functional mobility in bilateral knee osteoarthritis 3)To compare the effect of Mckenzie’s approach and conventional physiotherapy on pain and functional mobility in bilateral knee osteoarthritis. 64 subjects diagnosed as OA were selected as subjects. Subjects were divided in 2 groups,32 in each group. Group A received Mckenzie group of exercises while group B received conventional group of exercises.pre and post assesemnent of pain. disability and functional mobility was taken by visual analogue scale (VAS) , WOMAC, stand up and g o test , step length and stride length respectively. McKenzie’s approach have extremely significant result in reducing pain ,disability, improving functional mobility and walking endurance with post interventional score 2.56+0.84 for VAS, post interventional score 34.1+8.67 for WOMAC, post interventional score 8.89+1.10 for STAND UP AND GO TEST respectively but have considerable significant improvment in gait parameters post interventional score 64.06+8.17 for step length and post intervention score 8.89+1.10 respectively than conventional exercises Mckenzie exericises has significant effect on functional mobility in subjects with bilateral knee Osteoarthiritis as with gait parameters
Osteoarthritis, McKenzie, Conventional, Directional Preference, Functional Mobility, Pain.