Effect of Stabilizing Reversal Technique of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Taping Convergence on Wrist Pain and Grip Strength

고유수용성신경근촉진법의 안정적 반전기법과 테이핑 융합이 손목통증과 악력에 미치는 영향

  • 김범룡 (삼육대학교 일반대학원) ;
  • 이동현 (삼육대학교 일반대학원) ;
  • 임종은 (삼육대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2018.05.16
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.07.28


This study investigated the effect of wrist taping (WT) after application of stabilizing reversal technique (SRT) of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) on pain and grip strength (GS) in patients with wrist pain (WP). Twenty patients with WP were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n=10) that received WT after application of SRT, and a control group (n=10) that received WT after application of stretching. The total intervention time consisted of a maximum of 10 minutes including breaks, and was performed 5 times a week for 2 weeks. Pain reduction was measured using a visual analogue scale. GS was measured using a dynamometer. Within group changes in pain and GS were significant in both experimental and control groups (p<0.01). Between group changes in pain and GS were greater in the experimental group than in the control group (p<0.01). This findings indicate that SRT of PNF and WT convergence can be an effective intervention for patients with WP. Continued development of convergence interventions for patients with WP various conditions in practice, is suggested.


Supported by : Sahmyook University


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