Effects of sequential approach of positional release for subscapularis and OLA Grimsby technique on shoulder external rotation in adhesive capsulitis


A sample of 34 patients was randomly assigned to two Groups A and B (17 in each group). Positional release of subscapularis technique to Group A participants and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) (hold-relax) and anterior mobilisation technique were simultaneously applied to Group B participants. Data was collected from Nusrat Abdul Rauf Centre for Enablement and Faisal Hospital, Faisalabad, from August 30, 2018 to November 27, 2018. The duration of the treatment was four weeks with three sessions per week. The main outcome measures were Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), and shoulder external rotation range of motion. The differences between Ola Grimsby group (Group B) and subscapularis release group (Group A) were statistically significant for pain, disability and shoulder range of motion (p-value<0.05) with higher mean values for Ola Grimsby group. This study concluded that the sequential effects of Ola Grimsby technique are better as compared to positional release of subscapularis in terms of reducing pain and improving shoulder external rotation range of motion.

Keywords: Pain, Frozen Shoulder

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