Comparison of Effectiveness of Muscle energy Technique with Strain Counter Strain Technique on the Patients of Non-Specific Neck Pain

Effectiveness of Muscle Energy Technique with Strain Counter Strain Process


  • Taimoor Ameer Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Noman Ghaffar Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Idrees Ahmed Zahoor Central Park Medical College, Lahore
  • Arif Ali Rana Department of Physical Therapy, Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Irfan Ahmad Central Park Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Humaira Azam REX Medical Centre, Lahore



Muscle energy technique, Nonspecific Neck Pain, Strain Counter Strain


Non-specific neck pain is a condition which is diagnosed through symptoms when serious and objective cervical spinal pathology (e.g., trauma, malignancy, radiculopathy, etc.) has been ruled out. Many studies have done previously for both techniques, muscle energy technique and strain-counter strain technique, for treatment of patients with non-specific neck pain Objective: To compare the effectiveness of Muscle Energy Technique with Strain Counter- Strain Technique in patients with non-specific neck pain Methods: Single blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted. The assessor was blinded from the allocation in the groups. Forty Patients were included in the study divided into two groups; each group received one technique. They were followed for Seven sessions. Questionnaire including visual analogue scale, NDI were used to collect pre-treatment and post- treatment data. Data was analyzed by using SPSS ver. 21. Independent sample t test was applied to compare means of patients Results: Neck flexion of the Patients pretreatment Mean Group 1:24.6500, Group2:23.0500. Neck Flexion of the patient after treatment Mean Group 1(SCS) 32.0500 Group 2(MET) 40.0000 Neck Extension of the Patient pretreatment Mean Group 1: 33.8500 Group 2:  30.6500. Neck extension of the patients. Post treatment Mean SCS 41.5000 MET53. 2500.The given results and detailed results given in the table shows that both techniques are improving ROM, but MET are more effective than SCS. p value is 0.001 which is significant Conclusion: This study concluded that Muscle Energy Technique is better in reducing pain as compared to Strain Counter Strain Technique


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Ameer , T. ., Ghaffar, N. ., Ahmed Zahoor, I. ., Ali Rana, A. ., Ahmad , I. ., & Azam, H. . (2022). Comparison of Effectiveness of Muscle energy Technique with Strain Counter Strain Technique on the Patients of Non-Specific Neck Pain: Effectiveness of Muscle Energy Technique with Strain Counter Strain Process. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 3(1), 19–23.



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