Sub-Occipital MIT With and Without HR Agonist Contraction of Hamstrings in Neck Pain Patients With Hamstring Tightness

  • End date
    Jan 10, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Riphah International University
Updated on 1 July 2022


Hamstrings and Sub occipital muscles are part of the superficial back line of the myofascial chain which connects the neck to the lower extremity and the soft tissue in the cervical spine links the dura and sub occipital muscle fascia. Increased tension in one or other part of this myofascial chain disturbs the whole superficial back line and compromises the flexibility. The objective of this study is to determine the Effects of Sub-Occipital Muscle Inhibition technique (MIT) with and without Hold Relax (HR) Agonist Contraction of Hamstrings on Pain, Disability and Craniovertebral angle in Neck pain patients with Hamstring Tightness. This study will be a randomized controlled trial and will be conducted in Physiotherapy center of AL-Mahmood Welfare Foundation Sahiwal. This study will be completed in time duration of 10 months after the approval of synopsis and consecutive sampling technique will be used. A sample size of 34 will be randomly assigned into two groups. Group A will be given Sub Occipital Muscle Inhibition treatment while Group B will be given Sub occipital Muscle Inhibition and Hold Relax Agonist Contraction of hamstring. Each group will be given three sessions per week. Data will be collected from all participants before first session of treatment and after 6th session of treatment by using Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Neck Disability Index (NDI), Cervical Range of motion (CROM), Craniovertebral Angle (CVA) and Active knee extension (AKE) test measurement.

Condition Neck Pain Patients With Hamstring Tightness
Treatment Sub Occipital Muscle Inhibition, Sub Occipital Inhibition with Hold Relax Agonist Contraction
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05353075
SponsorRiphah International University
Last Modified on1 July 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Age 25-40 years Both Genders ( Male and Female) Neck Pain on NPRS ≥5 NDI score ≥14 (
Moderate disability) Active knee extension lag ≥30 and considered as tight hamstrings

Exclusion Criteria

Acute Low back or Neck pain History of lumbar and cervical herniated disc and spinal
stenosis History of cervical spine surgery and Trauma History of vascular disease in head
and neck Progressive neurological deficit or Inflammatory condition ( such as peripheral
neuropath, rheumatoid arthritis) History of abdominal or pelvic surgery in last 6 months
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