The effect of sacroiliac joint adjustment in conjunction with myofascial dry needling of the rectus femoris muscle and myofascial dry needling on its own on quadriceps femoris muscle strength

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. C.J. Yelverton; Dr. T. Hollinshead en_US
dc.contributor.author Vosloo, Esther
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-30T06:01:16Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-30T06:01:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-30
dc.date.submitted 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4743
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was conducted to determine the effect of Sacroiliac joint adjustment to the restricted Sacroiliac joint in combination with myofascial dry needling to the active/latent Rectus Femoris muscle trigger point and Rectus Femoris myofascial dry needling on its own on Quadriceps Femoris muscle strength. Thirty participants between the ages of 18 and 40 years were recruited through the use of advertisements placed in and around the University of Johannesburg’s Chiropractic Day Clinic. Participants were assessed for exclusion criteria by performing a Full Case History, Pertinent Physical Examination, Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Regional Examination and S.O.A.P note. The participants who conformed to the specific inclusion criteria were accepted for this study. These participants were randomly placed into two groups of sixteen participants each. Group One receive Sacroiliac joint adjustment to the restricted Sacroiliac joint and ipsilateral myofascial dry needling of the Rectus Femoris muscle active/latent myofascial trigger points. Group two received myofascial dry needling of the Rectus Femoris muscle active/latent myofascial trigger point on the same side as the Sacroiliac joint restriction. Each participant received five treatments over a three week period, i.e. two treatments for the first two weeks and one follow-up treatment in the third week. The subjective data of the patients lower back pain was assessed using the Numerical Pain Rating Scale. The objective data was obtained from the Isometric Dynamometer measuring the Quadriceps Femoris muscle strength before and after each treatment. In addition the Algometer was used for measuring the pressure pain threshold of the Rectus Femoris trigger points. An analysis was performed using Repeated Measures Analysis, t-Test, Frequencis, Descriptives and Friedman’s Tests. The results of this study demonstrate that Sacroiliac joint adjustment to a restricted Sacroiliac joint with ipsilateral myofascial dry needling of the Rectus Femoris muscle showed a statistically significant, but temporary increase in Quadriceps Femoris muscle strength. Myofascial dry needling of the Rectus Femoris muscle on its own was found to be statistically insignificant for the increase in Quadriceps Femoris muscle strength. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Chiropractic en_US
dc.subject Acupuncture en_US
dc.subject Quadriceps muscle en_US
dc.subject Muscle strength en_US
dc.subject Sacroiliac joint diseases - Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Myofascial dry needling en_US
dc.title The effect of sacroiliac joint adjustment in conjunction with myofascial dry needling of the rectus femoris muscle and myofascial dry needling on its own on quadriceps femoris muscle strength en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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