Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)
to study the effect of taping technique with conventional therapy in patients with facial palsy: A cross sectional study
Author(s): Dr. Parveen Pathan
Abstract: Aims & Objectives: To Study the Effect of Taping Technique with Conventional Therapy in patients with Facial Palsy Sample size: 30 patients (25 in each group) Study Design: Comparative Study, Study setting: A teaching hospital with well-equipped medical and surgical intensive care unit and musculoskeletal department, Sample and Sampling method: 30 patients were randomly selected and assigned in 2 groups, as Group 1(Control group), Group 2 (Study group) in equal numbers. Inclusion Criteria: Subjects with age group 15-35 years, acute onset (1-3 week), Middle S/E status, Diagnosed case of Facial palsy, Non-traumatic onset, No other neurological deficit. Exclusion criteria Psychiatric illness, Subjects with age group below 15 & above 35 years, UMN lesion, Neurotmesis, Skin infection & open wounds, Hypersensitive skin, Skin Allergy to micropore Result PNF group (n=10) received Exercises with conventional physiotherapy treatment and Taping group (n=10) received combined Taping with conventional physiotherapy for 5 days a week for total 5 weeks. The demographics were recorded at baseline and at the end of intervention. Standardized assessment tools included House Brackmann Scale Qualitative Version Results: The mean age of patients was 38.20±12.22 years with 11 (55%) males and 9 (45%) females. 60% patients had right side facial paralysis. Major improvement on facial disability index (95% Cl 2.94-24.95) was seen for Taping group as compared to PNF Group. Conclusion: Taping technique with conventional exercise was more effective as compared to PNF Technique in Facial palsy patients.