EFFECTS OF ROLFING THERAPY ON MYOFASCIAL PAIN SYNDROME

Rizalito B. Javier

Abstract


Rolfing Therapy (RT) is applying mild to deep pressure to alleviate muscle back pain. This study was conducted to determine the participants’ level of Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) and the significant difference before and after administering the RT. Some 40 participants were equally divided into treatment group (exposed to RT) and control group (not exposed to RT) respectively. The methods used were pretest and posttest-quasi experimental design, purposive sampling technique, mean and t-test to analyze the data, as well as the Universal Pain Assessment Tool Chart to assess and evaluate the level of pain experienced by the participants. Results revealed that their level of pain in the control group before and after RT remained the same as moderate pain; whereas, the treatment group experiencing moderate pain decreased to no pain at all after RT. This finding shows that there was a significant difference (p-value 0.000) in the level of pain between those who were exposed and unexposed to RT to mean that RT alleviates MPS of the participants even on a single session.

Keywords


effects; Rolfing Theraphy (RT); Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPAS)

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