Effectiveness of Sleeper and Cross Body Stretches and Muscle Energy Techniques for Periarthritis Shoulder: Comparative Study
Keywords:Periarthritis of Shoulder, Sleeper Stretch, Cross Body Stretch, Muscle Energy Techniques.
Background: Periarthritis of shoulder typically is referred to as the spontaneous onset of gradually progressive
shoulder pain and severe limitation of movement. Recently Sleeper stretch and Cross body stretch are used to
stretch the posterior shoulder tightness to improve internal rotation range of motion and they prove effective in
improving internal rotation range of motion of shoulder joint in posterior capsular tightness.
Aim & objectives of the study: To compare the effect of sleeper and cross body stretch versus muscle energy
techniques in subjects with Periarthritis of shoulder.
Data analysis and results: Data analysis and result of this study shows that there was statistically significant
improvement in the variable of pain in VAS and Shoulder Abduction ROM in pre post analysis of data after
the intervention of Sleeper, cross body stretches in control group and Muscle Energy Techniques (MET) after
intervention in both groups. After intervention of treatment, the experimental group is showing statistically better
improvement in reduction of Pain in VAS but not Shoulder Abduction ROM when compared to control group.
Conclusion: It was concluded that both sleeper, cross body stretches of shoulder and Muscle Energy Techniques
for Shoulder have statistically significant better reduction in Pain in VAS and Shoulder Abduction ROM in the
treatment of Periarthritis, whereas Muscle Energy Techniques have statistically slightly better results of pain
reduction and range increase in Periarthritis shoulder ROM when compared to sleeper and cross body stretches
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