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Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol > Volume 8(2); 2010 > Article
Kor J Aesthet Cosmetol 2010;8(2): 63-70.
근막이완 요법이 통증 완화에 미치는 영향 -피아노 연주자의 상부 승모근을 대상으로-
서동천, 최태부, 채수형
The Effect of Myofascial Release on the Alleviation of Pain -revolve around Upper Trapezius Muscle of Piano Player-
Dong Chun Seo, Tae Boo Choi, Su Hyung Chae
ABSTRACT
Myofascial pain syndrome means the light damage to the muscle and the membrane of muscle caused by a certain repetitive motion. Piano players tend to practice for long hours with repetitive motion being seated. As a result, many of them complain pain in the neck and shoulder and suffer trapezius muscle myofascial pain. In this study, 20 adult women were tested, who had the pain in the neck and shoulder while majoring in piano at university, to examine the effects of both myofascial release therapy and stretching therapy for alleviating the myofascial pain. They were divided into the myofascial release group composed of 10 and the stretching group composed of 10. The test was carried out 8 times for four weeks, two times each week. The body surface temperature, subjective pain were measured before and after the test. The test results showed that the body surface temperature rose by 1.20℃ on the average and the index of subjective pain decreased by an average of 6.5 in the myofascial release group and showed that the body surface temperature rose by 0.24℃ on the average and the index of subjective pain decreased by an average of 2.2 in the stretching group. The results of this study indicated that the myofascial release was effective in reducing the myofascial pain in the upper trapezius muscle than stretching.
Key words: Myofascial pain syndrome, Myofascial release therapy, Stretching therapy, Trapezius muscle, Body surface temperature
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