Vol. 5, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of offloading using rigid tape in unilateral trapezitis
Author(s): Khushboo Chelani, Dr. Keerthi Rao (PT), Brinda Shah, Ruchita Shah, Prachi Borawake
Abstract: Background: McConnell tapping is the concept which was introduced by Jenny McConnell (PT) from Australia. She used rigid, adhesive tape for reducing the pain in knee. Trapezitis pain is a classic stress pain. So the study is carried out to know its effect on pain, tenderness and cervical range of motion in patients with trapezitis. Materials and Methods: The study included 30 participants. Offloading was done on all the participants. Then the subjects were assessed for their pain, tenderness and range of motion using NPRS, Algometer and Goniometer respectively. Result: Effect of offloading using rigid tape in patients with unilateral trapezitis was highly significant on pain, tenderness and range of motion. Conclusion: The study concluded that there was highly significant improvement in pain, tenderness and cervical range of motion in patients with unilateral trapezitis with the use of offloading of upper trapezius muscle by using rigid tape.