The Effect of Chuna Manual and Taping Treatment on Genu Varum

추나요법과 경근첩대요법이 내반슬 교정치료에 미치는 효과

  • Kim, Kyoung-Seok (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University) ;
  • Lee, Jong-Soo (Department of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Kyung-Hee University)
  • 김경석 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 이종수 (경희대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2010.06.15
  • Accepted : 2010.07.11
  • Published : 2010.07.30


Objectives : The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of Chuna and taping treatment in patients with genu varum. Methods : Twenty-seven patients(male:10, female:17) with genu varum were recruited in this study. Chuna treatment at pelvic, and taping treatment at both legs were applied to whole participants. Outcomes were assessed using Q-angle(Quadriceps angle, QA), tibiofemoral angle(TFA), width and length of lesser trochanter(LT), pelvic incidence(PI), pelvic(PT), sacral slope(SS), lumber lordosis angle(LLA), meridian-electromyography(MEMG), Korean western ontario and McMaster universities osteoarthritis index(KWOMAC), and distance of femoral intercondylar distance(ICD). Results : 1. QA, LT width and LT length in radiograph were significantly increased. 2. PI, SS, PT and TFA in radiograph were significantly decreased. 3. The left vastus medialis portion contraction of female was significantly decreased after treatment. 4. The left rectus femoris portion fatigue was significantly decreased after treatment in male subjects. 5. The vastus medialis portion fatigue was significantly decreased after treatment in female subjects. 6. The distance of femoral ICD was significantly decreased. Conclusions : This study showed that Chuna and taping treatment could be used as an effective method for the treatment of genu varum.


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