The effects of posterior gliding of shoulder joint on shoulder joint range of motion in normal adults
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Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study is to determine its effectiveness of posterior gliding of the shoulder joint on the shoulder joint range of motion (ROM) in normal adults.
Methods/Statistical analysis: We randomly selected 40 healthy males and females in their early to mid-20s. Of those, 20 were devided to the experimental group and the other 20 to the control group. Posterior gliding mobilization was performed between five and six times on the experimental group and a goniometer was used to measure shoulder flexion (FLE), abduction (AB), external rotation (ER) and internal rotation (IR) ROM. We also used a ruler to measure the distance between the acromioclavicular joint and the wall behind the participants before and after the experiment.
Findings: We compared the figures of the experimental group and the control group before and after the experiment. We found that there was a statistically significant change in the shoulder ROM and the distance between the acromioclavicular joint and the wall.
Improvements/Applications: The researcher hopes that posterior gliding of the shoulder joint will be utilized for patients who need improved shoulder ROM.
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