[Purpose] This study aimed to identify how treatment with the Mulligan technique of mobilisation with movement (MWM) influences pain and physical function of patients with degenerative osteoarthritis.
Thirty patients diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis were divided into an experimental group (n=15), and a control group (n=15). [Methods] The experimental group was treated with general physical therapy, trunk stabilization exercises, and performed the MWM using the Mulligan technique. The control group was treated with general physical therapy, and then performed trunk stabilization exercises.
Statistically significant differenceswere found after the intervention in the experimental group in the visual analog scale and Western Ontario and McMaster Universities osteoarthritis index pain, stiffening, and physical function scores.
We consider the treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis patients using the MWM technique is effective for reducing pain and improving physical functions