ISSN: 2544-4395
Physiotherapy Quarterly formerly Fizjoterapia
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4/2019
vol. 27
 
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Effect of stretching exercises vs. Kinesio Taping on postoperative neck discomfort following total thyroidectomy in postmenopausal women

Samah Hosney Nagib
,
Rania Nagy Karkousha
,
Engy Mohamed El Nahas

Online publish date: 2019/11/16
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Introduction
Thyroidectomy is a surgical operation where head and neck extension position is prescribed in the surgical procedure, which may lead to postoperative neck pain and neck range of movement limitation. The study aimed to determine the effect of neck stretching exercises vs. neck Kinesio Taping on neck discomfort following total thyroidectomy.

Methods
A quasi experimental design was applied in the pre-test post-test study. Overall, 30 female patients after total thyroidectomy were included and randomly assigned into 2 equal groups. Group A received neck stretching exercises while group B received Kinesio Tape for posterior neck muscles; both groups were treated for 1 month after surgery. A universal goniometer was used to assess neck range of motion. The Neck Pain and Disability Scale questionnaire served to evaluate pain and disability.

Results
There were statistically significant differences in both groups for pre- and post-treatment pain and neck range of motion. For neck range of motion, a statistically significant post-treatment difference was observed between the 2 groups in favour of group A, while for Neck Pain and Disability Scale scores, there was no statistically significant post-treatment difference between the 2 groups.

Conclusions
Both active neck stretching exercises and Kinesio Taping had a significant effect on pain and range of motion in neck discomfort following total thyroidectomy in postmenopausal women 1 month after treatment, while active neck stretching was more effective on neck range of motion than Kinesio Taping.

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thyroidectomy, neck stretching exercises, Kinesio Tape, postmenopausal

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