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Positional Release Muscle Energy Technique Method for Psoas Major Muscle: Case Study (대요근에 대한 근에너지기법을 이용한 자세이완기법 적용: 사례연구)

  • Choi, Sung-hwan;Hong, Hyun-pyo
    • The Journal of Korean of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.59-62
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    • 2017
  • Background: Positional release muscle energy technique (PRMET) is a method joined positional release technique and muscle energy technique. Methods: Subjects those who have low back pain from the acute to chronic phase, were applied PRMET method on psoas major muscle and measured the changes in pain and disfunction. Results: PRMET method is effective for reducing pain and disfunction on psoas major muscle. Conclusions: The advantages of PRMET method are minimized patient inconvenience, shortening of treatment time and effective for improvement. In the future research, methods need to be improved so that this can be applied to other muscles.

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Effects of a Muscle Energy Technique on Pain and Functionality in Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain (근 에너지 기법이 만성요통환자의 통증과 기능에 미치는 영향)

  • Oh, Yeong-Taek
    • PNF and Movement
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.139-147
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: This study examined whether a single application of a lumbar flexion muscle energy technique (MET) could significantly influence pain, functional status, and range of motion in chronic back pain patients with restricted active trunk flexion. Methods: Twenty volunteers were randomly assigned to either a control group or an experimental group. Ten subjects in the control group received no treatment. Ten subjects in the experimental group received five sessions with the muscle energy technique, five times per week for two weeks. Outcomes were measured before and after two weeks of treatment in both groups. Pain intensity was assessed using a visual analogue scale (VAS). Range of motion was measured using the sit-and-reach test (SRT). Functional disability levels were assessed using the Korean version of the Oswestry Disability Index (KODI). Results: The experimental group showed a significant difference in VAS, KODI, and SRT between pre- and post-treatment (p < .05), while the control group showed no significant changes. The changes in VAS, ODI, and SRT were statistically significant between the groups pre- and post-treatment (p < .05). Conclusion: This muscle energy technique is clinically effective for chronic low back pain patients.

The Effects of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for Peroneal Nerve Palsy after Normal Delivery: A Case Report (자연분만 후 발생한 비골신경마비 환자에 대한 Muscle Energy Technique(MET)의 병행치료 효과 증례보고)

  • Jo, Na-Young;Roh, Jeong-Du
    • The Journal of Korean Obstetrics and Gynecology
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    • v.29 no.4
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    • pp.46-56
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    • 2016
  • Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical effects of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for peroneal nerve palsy after normal delivery. Methods: Two patients with peroneal nerve palsy were treated with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and MET. MET was performed in piriform, gluteus medius, anterior tibial and adductor muscles. To evaluate the effect of MET, we analyzed Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), Manual Muscle Test (MMT), Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and Ankle Hindfoot Scale (AHS). Results: In Case 1, ROM score was changed from −5 to 20, and MMT score was changed from 0 to 4. NRS score was changed from 5 to 1, and her AHS score was changed from 54 to 94 after treatment. In Case 2, ROM score was changed from 0 to 20, and her MMT score was changed from 1 to 5. NRS score was changed from 4 to 1, and her AHS score was changed from 64 to 97 after treatment. Conclusions: MET may be a useful treatment for patients who, shortly after childbirth or while breastfeeding, strongly refuse to treat the irritation.

Seven Cases Report on the Foot Drop Patients with Herniated Intervertebral Lumbar Disc by Muscle Energy Technique & Korean Traditional Medicine Therapy (근에너지기법 및 한방치료를 적용한 족하수를 동반한 요추추간판탈출증 환자 치험 7례)

  • Chung, Jai-Hyeon;Yun, Young-Ung;Cheong, Seong-Hyun;Kim, Tae-Ho;Choi, Young-Jun;Kim, Sin-Woong;Lee, Cha-Ro
    • The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine and Nerves
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.27-37
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    • 2014
  • Objectives : The present study reports seven foot drop patients with herniated intervertebral lumbar disc treated by Muscle Energy Technique and Korean traditional medicine therapy. Methods : Seven foot drop patients with herniated intervertebral lumbar disc were treated by Muscle Energy Rechnique and Korean traditional medicine therapy and were assessed by Manual Muscle Test, numeric rating scale, and oswestry low back pain disability index. Results : Among seven foot drop patients, two cases showed complete recovery, three cases showed recovery over good grade, and two cases showed recovery over good grade after temporary weakness. numeric rating scale and oswestry low back pain disability index of all cases showed improvement. Conclusions : Seven foot drop patients with herniated intervertebral lumbar disc were treated by Muscle Energy Rechnique and Korean traditional medicine therapy and showed improvement. It is anticipated that this report benefits the future in depth study and clinical treatments on the foot drop symptom in korean medicine.

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The Effects of Korean medicine treatment on Foot drop with common peroneal neuropathy patient: A Case Report (족관절 염좌에 따른 비골신경 신전 손상 환자에 대한 근에너지기법과 한의종합치료 병행 증례보고)

  • Ryu, Won-Hyung;Kim, Doo-Ri;Lee, Jiyun;Lee, Yunha;Chai, Jiwon;Chung, Jai-Hyeon;Moon, Hee-Young;Park, Ji-Won
    • The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine and Nerves
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.67-76
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    • 2019
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of Korean medicine treatment and the Muscle Energy Technique on foot drop through a case study with a patient with common peroneal neuropathy. Methods : A patient with severe foot drop after an ankle sprain was hospitalized and treated with acupuncture and traditional medicine and the Muscle Energy Technique. The effect of the treatment was evaluated with the Numeric Rate Scale(NRS), dorsiflexion angle evaluation, and the Manual Muscle Test (MMT). Results : The results of the NRS, dorsiflexion angle evaluation and MMT showed greatly improvementwith results changing from 8 to 2, 0 to 15, and Grade 2 to Grade 4, respectively. Conclusions : This study suggests that Korean medicine treatment and the Muscle Energy Technique could be effective treatments for foot drop with common peroneal neuropathy. However further clinical studies are needed to establish a definite conclusion.

The Effect of Applying the Muscle Energy Technique to Neck Muscles on the Forward Head Posture (목 근육에 대한 근에너지기법 적용이 전방머리자세에 미치는 영향)

  • Kim, Hyeon-Su;Lee, Keon-Cheol;Kim, Dae-Jin;Ahn, Jeong-Hoon
    • Journal of The Korean Society of Integrative Medicine
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.173-181
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    • 2021
  • Purpose : The purpose of this study is to compare muscle activity after applying two muscle energy techniques (MET) to subjects with forward head posture to see if the post isometric relaxation (PIR) technique is more effective than the reciprocal inhibition (RI) technique. Methods : The muscle activity was measured using EMG after applying the PIR and RI techniques to 30 adults at K College. Subjects were selected for forward head posture whose ear center was 2.5 ㎝ front of the center of the shoulder. EMG equipment was used to measure muscle activity, and the measurement sites were measured in cervical flexor and extensor muscles. The experiment period was performed once a week for a total of two weeks, and after the pre-measurement was performed for 5 minutes PIR and RI exercise. In the PIR technique, the head is tilted back in a sitting position, and the experimenter applies resistance with the same force for 7~10 seconds and repeats 3-5 times after rest. In the RI technique, in a sitting position, the subject gives the force to bend the head forward, and the experimenter applies resistance with the same force for 7 to 10 seconds, and repeats 3 to 5 times after rest. Results : The result is same as the following. In the comparison of muscle activity, there was a significant decrease in both PIR and RI at 1 and 2 weeks. And there was a greater decrease in muscle activity in PIR. There was no difference in the comparison of decrease in muscle activity at 1 week and 2 week. Conclusion : Both PRI and RI can be said to be effective in improving the function of the forward head posture in the neck muscles. Therefore, the selection of the two techniques in clinical practice should be appropriately performed under the judgment of experts according to the patient's situation.

A Case Report of Frozen Shoulder with Muscular Acupuncture and Muscle Energy Technique (동결견의 근육 침 시술과 근 에너지 기법을 이용한 치료 1례)

  • Ahn, Min-Seob;Park, Jin-Soo;Jung, Ji-Ho;Park, Min-Cheol;Park, Ga-Young;Kim, Hun-Young;Jo, Eun-Heui
    • The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine and Nerves
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.137-148
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    • 2009
  • Objective : To evaluate the effect of Muscular Acupuncture and Muscle Energy technique on Frozen Shoulder. Methods : The authors observed the patient by Visual Analogue Scale for pain, Range of Motion, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index. Conclusions : 1. Visual Analogue Scale for patient's shoulder pain was significantly decreased. 2. Shoulder Pain and Disability Index was also significantly decreased. 3. Shoulder Movement was significantly improved, so the patient recovered her own normal Range of Motion. 4. Muscular Acupuncture and Muscle Energy Technique can be used as effective treatments on Frozen Shoulder.

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Two Cases of Idiopathic Scoliosis with Double Curved Thoracolumbar Spine using Muscle Energy Technique (근에너지기법을 이용한 흉요추부 이중만곡 형태의 특발성 척추 측만증 호전 2례)

  • Lee, Sung-Joon;Lee, Hyuk-Jae;Lee, Yu-Jin
    • The Journal of Korea CHUNA Manual Medicine for Spine and Nerves
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    • v.12 no.2
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    • pp.63-71
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    • 2017
  • Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of muscle energy technique(MET) on idiopathic scoliosis with double curved thoracolumbar spine. Methods : Two patients with idiopathic scoliosis with double curved thoracolumbar spine were treated by MET. To investigate the outcome of the patients' improvement, we observed the standing X-ray of cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine. And Cobb's angle, correctability and visual analog scale(VAS) were used to measure changes during treatment. Results : After treatment, Cobb's angle, correctability and VAS were improved significantly. Conclusions : MET showed significant improvement to idiopathic scoliosis with double curved thoracolumbar spine. There is limitation on this study due to insufficient number of cases. Further research should be followed.

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The Effect of Pelvic Traction and Muscle Energy Technique on Static Standing Balance in Hemiplegia Patients (골반견인과 근 에너지기법이 편마비 환자의 정적선자세에 미치는 영향)

  • Bae, Jun-Ho;Han, Jin-Tae;Bae, Sung-Soo
    • The Journal of Korean Physical Therapy
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    • v.17 no.4
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    • pp.537-557
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of pelvic traction and muscle energy technique(MET) for hemiplegic patients on static standing balance. The scale for static standing balance is measured by using mean balance(%), frequence(Hz), sway area($mm^2$), sway path(mm), max sway velocity(mm/s), ant/post sway angle($^{\circ}$), lateral sway angle($^{\circ}$), sway number, change of pelvic height is measured in relation to the height of ASIS and PSIS. The subjects of this study were thirty hemiplegic patients: 15men and 15 women, with an average ages of 50.80 years. The thirty subjects were divided into 3 group of 10 at random ; ten subjects had pelvic traction after bobath therapy (the pelvic traction group), ten subjects had muscle energy technique after bobath therapy (the MET group), and ten subjects had only bobath therapy (the control group). Static standing balance was measured using BPM (balance performance monitor; data print software version 5.3), pelvic height was measured using height measuring with an adjustable horizontal arm. In order to assure the statistical significant of the result, an one-way ANOVA, the paired t-test, and a person's correlation were applied at the.05 level of significance. The results of this study were as follows: 1) The change in pelvic height were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 2) The change in affected and non-affected on weight bearing were not statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p>.05). 3) The change in frequency were statistically significant between the MET group, the control group and the pelvic traction group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 4) The change in sway area were statistically significant between the MET group, the control group and the pelvic traction group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 5) The change in sway pa1h were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 6) The change in max sway velocity were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 7) The change in ant/post sway angle were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 8) The change in lateral sway angle were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). 9) The change in sway number were statistically significant between the pelvic traction group, the MET group and the control group on pre-treatment and post-treatment(p<.05). In conclusion, there was a difference between the experimental group and the control group. In the future, we have to study continuously about pelvic traction and muscle energy technique in hemiplegic patients.

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The passive stretching, massage, and muscle energy technique effects on range of motion, strength, and pressure pain threshold in musculoskeletal neck pain of young adults

  • Jeong, Hye Mi;Shim, Jae-Hoon;Suh, Hye Rim
    • Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science
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    • v.6 no.4
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    • pp.196-201
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    • 2017
  • Objective: Musculoskeletal neck pain have many symptoms which include decreased range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength, and increased pain. However, the management methods are controversial. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of three interventions on ROM, strength, and pressure pain threshold (PPT) with musculoskeletal neck pain. Design: Pretest-posttest design. Methods: Thirty subjects participated in this experiment. They were randomly assigned to thefollowing groups: passive stretching (PS) group (n=10), massage (MASS) group (n=10), and muscle energy technique (MET) group (n=10). The treatment were applied bilaterally on the upper trapezius. The PS was applied 3 times for 30 seconds each time. The MASS was applied using two different techniques for 2 minutes per technique. For MET, the subjects performed 2 sets of 3 repetitions of isometric resistance exercise that was maintained for 10 seconds, followed by 10 seconds of rest. ROM, strength, and PPT parameters were measured after intervention. Results: In the MASS group, there was a significant improvement in all outcomes except for muscle strength (p<0.05). In the MET group, ROM and strength significantly improved compared to the pre-treatment results (p<0.05). As result of measuring the amount of change in each group, there was a significant difference in ROM (flexion) in the PS group compared with the MASS and MET group, a significant difference in strength in the MET group compared with the PS and MASS groups, and a significant difference in PPT in the MASS groups compared with the PS and MET groups (p<0.05). Conclusions: This study showed that PS, MASS, and MET are effective methods for improving ROM, strength, and PPT for musculoskeletal neck pain. Therefore, various therapeutic interventions for improving ROM, strength, and pain are suggested.