Effectiveness of stretching and strengthening exercises in shoulder impingement syndrome

Samina, M (2012) Effectiveness of stretching and strengthening exercises in shoulder impingement syndrome. Masters thesis, Cherraan's College of Physiotherapy, Coimbatore.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND : Being the most flexible joint in the human body, the shoulder is prone to injuries and dislocation that is usually very painful. Impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons of rotator cuff and the sub acromial bursa are compressed between the bones of the shoulder. Impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain especially during over head activities. AIM AND OBJECTIVES : To find out the effect of stretching exercises in shoulder muscles using Hug a tree stretch, door way stretch, back of shoulder stretch etc. exercises in shoulder impingement syndrome. To find out the effect of strengthening exercises in shoulder muscles using shoulder shrugs, towel squeezes, supine press, and biceps curls etc. in shoulder impingement syndrome. METHODS : Fifteen subjects are selected based on the inclusion criteria. All the subjects will be treated in single group. The duration of the study was eight weeks. Pre test and post test evaluation was done using SPADI. RESULT : This study revealed significant difference in pain and functional disability after stretching and strengthening exercises. CONCLUSION : The results indicate that stretching and strengthening exercises reduces pain and improves functional ability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: impingement syndrome ; subacromial bursa ; rotator cuff ; stretching exercises ; strengthening exercises.
Subjects: PHYSIOTHERAPY > Physiotherapy in Orthopaedics
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2017 16:29
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2017 16:29
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/2884

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