A comparative study between sacroiliac adjustments and dry needling of the gluteus medius muscle in the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction

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dc.contributor.advisor Dr. M. Moodley; Dr. M. Rosenberg en_US
dc.contributor.author Van Doorene, Kate
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T10:15:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T10:15:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-19
dc.date.submitted 2012-05-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5226
dc.description M.Tech. en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research study was to determine the most effective way of treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction with associated gluteus medius trigger points, using adjusting of the sacroiliac joint or needling of the gluteus medius muscle or both. The participants were recruited randomly and placed in 3 different groups. Participants in group 1 were treated with an adjustment of the sacroiliac joint, as well as needling of the most prominent gluteus medius trigger point. Participants in group 2 were adjusted only and participants in group 3 were needled only. The treatment of the participants took place at the University of Johannesburg’s chiropractic day clinic. The objective data was acquired using a Digital Inclinometer to measure the ranges of motion at the spinal levels of the 5th lumbar vertebra and the first sacral vertebra (L5/ S1). An Algometer was used to measure the amount of pressure required to evoke pain, within the most prominent trigger point being treated. The subjective data was acquired using the Oswestry Pain and Disability Questionnaire, as well as the Numerical Pain Rating Scale. The results of the trial were of no statistical significance, but clinical improvement in both objective and subjective data was found. Group 2’s mean value percentage improvement was the greatest, when looking at range of motion. Group 1’s mean value percentage improvement was the greatest, with the Algometer and the subjective readings. The outcome of this study was that overall all three treatment protocols had a positive effect on the participants. Group 1 and group 2 had a slightly greater overall improvement. Thus it is suggested that when treating sacroiliac joint dysfunction with associated gluteus medius trigger points, the doctor can use an adjustment or adjusting with needling, both are effective. It is important to take the patients preference into account in order to make them feel at ease with the treatment they are receiving. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Sacroiliac joint diseases - Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Gluteus medius - Chiropractic treatment en_US
dc.subject Buttocks muscles en_US
dc.subject Acupuncture en_US
dc.title A comparative study between sacroiliac adjustments and dry needling of the gluteus medius muscle in the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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