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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 271-276

Effectiveness of additional Mulligan taping over conventional therapy in young female gymnasts with lateral ankle sprain

Department of Community Health, PES Modern College of Physiotherapy, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Gauri Sudhakar Kulkarni
PES Modern College of Physiotherapy, Off, JM Road, Behind PDMBA Sports Complex, Shivaji Nagar, Pune - 411 005, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_84_18

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BACKGROUND: Researchers found that ankle sprains accounted for sports-related injuries in twenty high school sports. Mulligan taping which is well known for ankle sprain and can be easily sustained by subjects. The study was conducted to determine the effect of Mulligan taping on the incidence and severity of ankle injury in women's gymnastics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study design: Experimental study. Sample size: Sixty. Study setting: Gymnastics sports complexes in and around the city area. Sample distribution: Alternate allocation method. Study sampling: Purposive sampling. Inclusion criteria: Gymnasts diagnosed/ Prediagnosed with lateral ankle sprain (LAS)grade 2(sub acute) more than 2 weeks, vault and rhythmic gymnastics player of10–20 years of female practicing gymnastics more than 2 months and reporting minimum two episodes of giving away. Exclusion criteria: Recent surgeries on lower limbs, male gymnasts, recent fracture of the ankle and chronic ankle sprains. Procedure: Total sixty gymnasts' satisfying the inclusion–exclusion criteria and were divided into two equal groups by alternate allocation method i.e. Group A who underwent additional Mulligan taping with glides and Group B who underwent only conventional therapy. Post treatment data was collected and statistically analysed. Outcome measures: Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM). RESULTS: In Group A, t-value pre- and posttreatment for FAAM score was 48.346, which shows a significant change at P < 0.05. t-value of VAS score pre- and post-treatment was 66.880 at P < 0.05. In Group B, t-value pre- and post-treatment for FAAM score was 35.134 at P < 0.05. CONCLUSION: Additional Mulligan taping has shown significant effects over conventional therapy in young female gymnasts with LAS.

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