Effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound and Manual Physiotherapy in Shoulder Impingement Syndrome in Volleyball Players
Objective: To look into the effectiveness of ultrasound therapy in addition to physical therapy and exercises on relief of pain, increase in the range of movements and improvement in muscle power in patients of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome (SIS).
Patients and Methods: A total of 30 patients, aged 18-30 years, of SIS were randomly selected amongst volley ball players. They were divided by convenient sampling into two groups of 15 patients each: therapeutic ultrasound manual physiotherapy & exercise treatment (TUMPET) Group and manual physiotherapy exercise treatment (MPET) Group; the latter served as the control group. Both group were tested twice once before the start of treatment and once after completion of treatment.
Results: The measurement of shoulder Rang of Movement and muscle power show significant results in both control and treatment groups at the end of 14th week’s treatment period. In control group (Group MPET) the range of motion degree scale has improved from 135.53±10.88 to 136.67±9.94 P-value 0.000 and muscle strength grades has improved from 3.33±0.49 to 4.00±0.000. In the interventional group (Group TUMPET) the range of motion degree scale has improved from 134.00±6.80 to 164.33±8.42 P-value 0.000 and muscle strength grades has improved from 3.47±0.52 to 5.60±0.50 P-value 0.000.
Conclusion: Those individuals who received ultrasound treatment along with manual and exercises therapy showed significant improvement at fourteen weeks’ treatment.
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