Effect of PNF and joint mobilization along with ultrasound on abduction and external rotation range of motion and pain in patients with frozen shoulder
Purva Pande, Bharti Arora, Priyanka Rishi
Introduction: PNF and Mobilization are the two techniques used in improving Range of motion and reducing pain in patients with frozen shoulder but there is limited evidence for the comparison of PNF movement pattern and Mobilization in the treatment of frozen shoulder. Objectives of the study was to compare the effectiveness of PNF movement pattern and mobilization along with ultrasound on abduction and external rotation range of motionand pain in patients with frozen shoulder. Materials and Methods: 30 clinically diagnosed subjects with frozen shoulder were randomly assigned to either PNF movement pattern with Ultrasound (Group A) and Mobilization technique with Ultrasound (Group B) and were evaluated by measuring passive ROM with the help of Goniometry at baseline, last day of 2nd week and last day of 4th week. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 16.Results: There was significant improvement in ROM and pain after 4 weeks. The result of the study revealed that PNF movement pattern with Ultrasound is better than mobilization technique and ultrasound in improving ROM. Conclusion: The study showed that both PNF and Joint mobilization along with US are effective in improving shoulder ROM in patients with Frozen shoulder. However subjects treated with PNF showed statistically significant improvement than the subjects treated with joint mobilization.