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Background: Constipation has become the “bothersome ailments” of the present days. This embarrassing ailment shows negative effects on general well being of patients including physical and mental state, significantly lowers down the capacity of professional work, hinders physical and mental fitness thereby reducing the quality of life.
- To assess the effectiveness of classical abdominal massage and massage using tensegrity principle as a adjunct therapeutic method for management of constipation.
- To compare qualitative and quantitative data (ultrasound findings) between two groups.
Methodology:Participants will be divided into two groups randomly by coin flip method. Both groups will consists of n participants: First group will receive tensegritymassage and second group will receive classical abdominal massage. Both groups will receive two massage sessions per week for three consecutive weeks. Massage will be performed for consecutive four months. The tensegrity based massage and classical abdominal massage will be done by two different physiotherapists. After completion of all massage sessions i.e. after four months, all three questionnaires will again be filled by the patients and Doppler ultrasound for inferior mesenteric artery will be done to see for the changes in blood flow of the colon.
Result: Massage using tensegrity principle is more effective remedy for constipation. It may have a positive effect on both qualitative and quantitative aspects of bowel movement. It may improve mental and physical well being of these patients thereby, excluding adverse effects of pharmacotherapy.
Conclusion:Tensegrity massage is superior to classical abdominal massage for constipation.