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Effects of a physical therapy protocol for subjects with posterior capsule tightness and shoulder pain

Grant number: 14/24388-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2015
Effective date (End): December 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Paula Rezende Camargo
Grantee:Julia Kortstee Ferreira
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/00388-7 - Scapular positioning during low flexion test in asymptomatic subjects, BE.EP.IC

Abstract

The posterior capsule tightness (PCT) seems to be related to shoulder dysfunctions and alterations in kinematics. This fact can result pain and shoulder range of motion (ROM) deficit. The present study will verify the effects of a physical therapy protocol on pain, function, strength of the shoulder external rotators and shoulder rotation ROM in subjects with PCT and shoulder pain. Twenty-five subjects of both genders will participate in the study. All subjects will complete the DASH and SPADI questionnaires. Strength of the external rotators will be assessed in the sitting position with a handheld dynamometer. Internal and external rotation ROM will be recorded in the supine position with a digital inclinometer. The evaluator will be blinded for measurements and two repetitions will be performed for each outcome. The intervention protocol will consist of posterior mobilization of the glenohumeral (5min), stretching of the PCT (3x30sec) and strengthening of the shoulder external rotators (3x10reps). All subjects will receive intervention 3x/week/4 weeks and will be supervised by a physical therapist. The evaluations will be performed at pre and post-intervention. A follow-up evaluation after two months of the end of the protocol will also be done. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test will be done to verify the normality of the data. A paired T test will be used to verify the treatment effect. Significance of 5% will be considered. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
ROSA, DAYANA P.; BORSTAD, JOHN D.; FERREIRA, JULIA K.; GAVA, VANDER; SANTOS, V, RODRIGO; CAMARGO, PAULA R.. omparison of specific and non-specific treatment approaches for individuals with posterior capsule tightness and shoulder impingement symptoms: A randomized controlled tria. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, v. 25, n. 5, p. 648-658, . (14/10355-3, 14/24388-0, 14/18118-0)

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