Acut Effects Of Mullıgan Consept Mobılızatıon Wıth Movement And Tapıng On Paın, Functıon, Muscle Strenght And Proprıoceptıon In Women Patıents Wıth Knee Osteoarthrıtıs

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Gazi University, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, FİZYOTERAPİ VE REHABİLİTASYON ANABİLİM DALI, Turkey

Approval Date: 2019

Thesis Language: Turkish


Supervisor: Deran Oskay


The aim of this study is to investigate the acute effects of Mulligan’s mobilization with movement (MWM) and Mulligan taping on pain, function, muscle strength and proprioception in osteoarthritis (OA) women individuals. This study included 60 volunteers with diagnosed of OA and aged between 40-70 years. Three groups were separated. In the 1st group Mulligan concept MWM and internal rotation taping , in the 2nd group MWM and plasebo taping, in the 3th group Plasebo taping were applied to patients as treatment. The patients were evaluated before and after the treatments. The stair ascending and descending test, Time-up Go test, Visual Analog Scale, isokinetic dynamometer and Global Rating Scale was used for assessments. As a result of this study, significant improvement was found after treatment all function tests score (p<0,05). The pain level during the functional tests showed a statiscally significant decrease in each group (p<0,05). However, functional tests and pain level did not differ at the groups (p>0,05). There was no statistically significant difference in the change of the proprioception and Quadriceps&hamstrings peak tork and the change of the groups between (p>0,05). There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of global rating scale scores (p>0,05). As a result, MWM alone or in combination with taping provided a favorable accutte effect on pain during function and function, but did not have an accutte affect on proprioception and muscle strength. Similar effects were observed in the placebo taping group.

Key Words

: Mulligan Concept, Taping, Knee Osteoarthritis, Proprioception, Strenght, Pain, Function