Indian Journal of Physical Therapy and Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105--109

Effects of matrix rhythm therapy (MaRhyThe) in plantar fasciitis – An experimental study


Varun Naik, Mohit Singh 
 Department of Cardiovascular Pulmonary Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Varun Naik
KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka
India

Introduction: Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is common musculoskeletal condition associated with difficulty in performing activities of daily living. The aim of the study is to investigate the effectiveness of single session of Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MaRhyThe) in Plantar Fasciitis. Methods: It was an experimental study conducted on 17 subjects diagnosed with plantar fascitit in the age group of 18-35 years. One session of MaRhyThe was given to calf and plantar aspect of foot for 45 – 60 minutes. Pre and post intervention outcome was measured in terms of pain using pressure algometer (PPA), local skin temperature using non-contact infrared thermometer (IRT) and functional activities using Foot and Ankle Ability Measures (FAAM) scale. Results: Pre Post intervention demonstrated statically significance in terms of reduced pain (P < 0.001), increased local skin temperature (P < 0.001) and improved scores of Foot and Ankle Ability measure (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Single session of MaRhyThe treatment was found to be effective in reduction of pain, improved skin temperature and functional activities in patients with plantar fasciitis.


How to cite this article:
Naik V, Singh M. Effects of matrix rhythm therapy (MaRhyThe) in plantar fasciitis – An experimental study.Indian J Phys Ther Res 2019;1:105-109


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Naik V, Singh M. Effects of matrix rhythm therapy (MaRhyThe) in plantar fasciitis – An experimental study. Indian J Phys Ther Res [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 May 17 ];1:105-109
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