The Effect of Therapeutic Massage on the Athletes with Chronic Sinusitis

Ahmadi, F and Rostami Zalani, F and Mahdavi Nezhad, R and Kargar Fard, M (2017) The Effect of Therapeutic Massage on the Athletes with Chronic Sinusitis. Journal of Paramedical Sciences & Rehabilitation, 6 (1). pp. 83-90.

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Purpose: Chronic sinusitis is a disease which causes the facial congestion and facial tenderness. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of a face therapeutic massage for the facial congestion and tenderness in athletes with chronic sinusitis. Methods: Forty male athletes were selected based on their availability and purposively. They were divided randomly into two equal experimental and control groups. The experimental group was exposed to a special face massage therapy protocol. The control group received no treatment. Prier and after the treatment, facial congestion and tenderness was measured based on the average score of 0-5 reported by 3 doctors. Data were analyzed using (2*2) repeated measures analysis of variance (ANOVA) (p<0.05). Results: A significant difference in facial congestion variable and facial tenderness were observed between groups with massage therapy group showed better clinical symptoms compared to control group (p>0.05). Conclusion: According to the results of this study and effect of massage therapy, health centers can use this method to program exercises as a treatment modality in these patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Paramedical Science and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: jpsr jpsr
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:27
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:27

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