“To evaluate the effects of an exercise protocol, with and without manual therapy (MT), on scapular kinematics, function, pain, and mechanical sensitivity in individuals with shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS).

Forty-six patients were assigned to 1 of 2 groups, both groups receiving a 4-week intervention. The intervention for one group consisted of stretching and strengthening exercises. The other group received the same intervention supplemented by MT targeting the shoulder and cervical spine.

All outcomes were measured pre- and post-intervention at 4 weeks. Outcome measures consisted of: scapular kinematics in the scapular and sagittal planes during arm elevation, pain assessed with a visual analogue scale, mechanical sensitivity assessed with pressure pain threshold, and function as determined through the DASH questionnaire”.

Références bibliographiques :

Camargo PR et al. Effects of Stretching and Strengthening Exercises With and Without Manual Therapy on Scapular Kinematics, Function, and Pain in Individuals With Shoulder Impingement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Oct 15:1-34. Article sous presse

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