Efficacy of Manual Mobilization versus Stretching and Strengthening in Beauty Parlour Workers

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VII, Issue III, March 2020 | ISSN 2321–2705

Efficacy of Manual Mobilization versus Stretching and Strengthening in Beauty Parlour Workers

G.Shravanthi1, R.Padmasaranya2, Kaviya.M3, Vadivelan.K4*
1,2,3Physiotherapists, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu, India
4Associate Professor, SRM College of Physiotherapy, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, Chengalpattu, India
*Corresponding Author

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Abstract:
Background: Beauty parlor employees provide services to the public putting their own body at risk. Due to their improper posture and repetitive task, they may develop several musculoskeletal discomforts like Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs). Majority of them complains of pain in the neck and upper back.
Objective: This study is done to find the efficacy of manual mobilization versus stretching and strengthening in beauty parlour workers with complaints of neck and upper back pain.
Methodology: According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 30 female beauty parlour workers were included in this study. They were divided into 2 groups:
Group A: 15 participants were given cervical manual mobilization.
Group B: 15 participants were given neck and upper back stretching and strengthening exercise.
Outcome Measures: Neck Disability Index and Shoulder Pain and Disability Index.
Results: The mean value of pre-test NDI was 28.6 and post –test NDI was 23.3 with mean difference as 5.3 for group A and 27 and 24 with a mean difference of 3 for group B. The mean value of SPADI was 59.7 and post-test was 52.7 with mean difference of 7 for group A and 58.6 and 54.4 with the mean difference was 4.2 for group B.
Conclusion: This study concludes that cervical mobilization is more effective than neck and upper back stretching and strengthening exercises for neck pain in beauty parlour workers.

Keywords: beauty parlour workers, manual mobilization, stretching exercises and strengthening exercises.

I. INTRODUCTION

Beauty parlor employees provide services to the public putting their own body at risk. They work in awkward posture and are also exposed to several chemicals. . The common tasks performed at the parlor include facial cleansing and treatments, body and face massage, facial and body hair removal etc.