Mulligan Manual Therapy and Trunk Stabilization Exercises Versus Isometric Knee Strengthening on Knee Osteoarthritis

2019-09-26 05:42:34 | BioPortfolio


Knee joint arthritis posses a serious health problem and caring for an individual with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) produces a great burden on society. Knee joint pain is associated with physical activity while performing various activities of daily living (ADL) in patients with early and severe osteoarthritis (OA). In addition to knee pain, physical function or daily activity is strongly influenced by the severity of Osteoarthritis of the knee. Mulligan joint mobilization with movement provides evident effects on decreasing the pain and restoring the joint biomechanics. Trunk stabilization exercise will improve the stability of trunk which distributes the weight of body evenly on both feets. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of mulligan joint mobilization and trunk stabilization exercise on pain, disability and submaximal exercise performance in KOA.


A randomized control trial will be conducted at IPM&R on 60 subjects with knee osteoarthritis and age between 40-60 years. Initial screening of the subjects will be carried out by the referring consultant. Subjects who fulfilled the study criteria will be recruited using computer generated random sampling after explaining the study objective and taken written informed consent. All participants will be evaluated using visual analogue scale, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and 6-minute walk test for pain severity, functional limitation and submaximal exercise capacity at 1st, 3rd and 6th week. The subjects will be allocated into three groups through computer generated random allocation. Group 1 will receive mulligan mobilization with kinesiotaping and knee strengthening. Group 2 will receive trunk stabilization exercise, knee strengthening and Kinesiotaping. Group 3 will receive knee strengthening along with kinesiotaping. A drop-out rate of 9 will be taken. Recorded data will be entered and analysed using SPSS version 21. Mean and SD will be calculated of quantitative variables like age, pain, knee related function, submaximal exercise capacity and stair climb by using repeated measure ANOVA. For pair wise comparison, post hoc tukey will be applied. Value of equal to or less than 0.05 will be considered significant.

Study Design


Osteoarthritis, Knee


Mulligan Joint mobilization, Trunk stabilization group, Knee strengthening group


Dow University of Health Sciences & Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Not yet recruiting


Dow University of Health Sciences

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-09-26T05:42:34-0400

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