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Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - An International Journal
Year : 2016, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 93) Last page : ( 97)
Print ISSN : 0973-5666. Online ISSN : 0973-5674.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-5674.2016.00020.4

Effect of Total Motion Release on Acute Neck Pain: A Pilot Study

Naik Varun1, Naik Prashant1, Tavares Akansha2, More Deepa2, Souza Glancy De2

1MPT Lecturer (Department of Sports Physiotherapy), KLE's Institute of Physiotherapy, Belgavi, Karnataka

2Interns, KLE's Institute of Phyiotherapy, Belgavi, Karnataka

Online published on 14 December, 2015.



To evaluate the effectiveness of total motion release in acute neck pain.

Study Design

A pre-test and post-test pilot study

Outcome Measure

Visual analog scale (VAS), Neck disability index (NDI) and Range of motion.

Materials & Method

consent form, data collection sheet and goniometer were used. 30 Subjects in age group 18–45 years clinically diagnosed with Acute neck pain received hot moist pack followed by total motion release approach once daily for a total of 7 sessions for 25 minute per session.


total motion release approach along with hot moist heat for seven days


30 participants completed the 7 day treatment. There was significant statistical reduction of neck pain (p=.000) on comparison between pre and post values of Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and a significant statistical reduction of neck disability (p=.000) on comparison between pre and post values of Neck Disability Index (NDI). There was also significant increase in cervical range of motion on comparison between pre and post values of range of motion.


Total Motion Release was effective in reducing pain and disability and increasing the cervical range of motion in cases of acute neck pain.



Neck pain, total motion release, neck disability, NDI, VAS, goniometer.


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