Effectiveness of Therapeutic protocol for Physiotherapy Management of Adhesive Capsulitis


  • Navjyot Trivedi1 , Monal Ladani2




physiotherapy, adhesive capsulitis, treatment protocol, conventional treatment


Background: Adhesive Capsulitis idiopathic painful restriction of Shoulder movement results in global
restriction of the glenohumeral joint. It is affecting 2% to 3% of the general population and affects many
functional activities like combing, lifting, pushing and pulling. Although Physiotherapy is often the first
line of management, there are various treatments has found its effectiveness but yet to date its protocol
of treatment has not been established. So, it is necessary to find effectiveness of specific Physiotherapy
treatment protocol for Adhesive Capsulitis. The aim of this study was to find effectiveness of Therapeutic
Protocol for Physiotherapy management of Adhesive Capsulitis.
Materials and Method: Experimental trial of 30 patients, diagnosed with primary Adhesive Capsulitis
selected and divided into two groups. One group was given a Therapeutic Protocol based on review of
literature and the other group was treated with Conventional Physiotherapy treatment for 4 Weeks. Pre
and post treatment measurement of ROM, and SPADI Index were taken and statistical analysis was done.
The two treatment strategies were compared, Group A showed better improvement in Abduction, IR
ROM and Functional Score (SPADI) as compare to Group B which was treated with Conventional regular
Physiotherapy Treatment. Improvement in Flexion, Extension and ER ROM was relatively less.
Conclusion: Therapeutic Protocol proved effective for management of Adhesive Capsulitis.

Author Biography

Navjyot Trivedi1 , Monal Ladani2

Professor, Parul Institute of Physiotherapy, Parul University, Vadodara, 2
MPT Student, School of Physiotherapy,
RK University, Rajkot