Title

Effects of median nerve mobilization exercise as a treatment in relieving pain, increasing ROM and improving activities of daily living of a patient diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in two weeks : a case study

Date of Completion

2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Activities of Daily Living, Exercise

Abstract

The research method used was a case study that determined the effects of median nerve mobilization exercise in relieving pain, increasing ROM and improving ADL’s of a patient diagnosed with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. This study was implemented at De La Salle University Medical Center Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Musculoskeletal Clinic with the supervision of the in charge clinical supervisor and PT. The sampling method used is purposive sampling and there is no blinding of the study. The respondent was a patient medically diagnosed to have carpal tunnel syndrome four (4) months prior to treatment and have met the criteria set by researchers (pain scale of 2/10-8/10, currently undergoing PT treatment sessions, does not have extreme functional limitation). The data was analyzed using VAS and ADL assessment (MHOQ) to determine the difference of scores. The results indicated that the patient has improved in terms of increased range of motion, relieved pain and more abled in performing activities of daily living.

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