The application of matrix rhythm therapy as a new clinical modality in burn physiotherapy programmes, 2013

Topics: Matrix Rhythm Therapy, Burns, Physiotherapy and rehabilitation

Authors: Zübeyir Sarı, Mine Gülden Polat, Bahar Özgül, Onur Aydogdu, Burcu Camcıoglu, Ahmet Hakan Acar, Saadet Ufuk Yurdalan

Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the present study was to investigate the use of matrix rhythm therapy (MRT) as one of the electrotherapeutic modalities in clinics.

Methods: This study was carried out in the Burn and Wound Treatment Department of Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital in Istanbul between October 2010 and August 2011. A treatment protocol including whirlpool, MRT and exercise was applied to a group of patients who had burn injury of upper extremity. The evaluation of each patient included assessment of pain, range of motion, muscle strength, skin flexibility and sensory function at pre- and post-treatment.

Results: There was no significant difference in values of pain, muscle strength and flexibility between pre- and post-treatment assessments (p>0.05). A significant increase was found in the range of motion and sensory function at pre-treatment according to post-treatment (p

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