A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Serratus Anterior Training Versus Subscapularis Training in Improving Performance in Swimmer’s Shoulder
Keywords:swimmers shoulder, serratus anterior training, subscapularis training, performance.
Background: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of 6-week Serratus Anterior training
Versus Subscapularis training in improving the performance in a Swimmer’s Shoulder.
Purpose: To compare the effect of Serratus Anterior strength training versus Subscapularis strength training on
shoulder pain in terms of performance in Swimmer’s.
Materials and Methods: Subjects were randomly assigned into two groups i.e. Group A and B. The subjects were
assessed using an assessment form, UQYBT, DASH score, and 50 meters (m) freestyle sprint for disability and
evaluate performance before the commencement of treatment and also reassessed after 6 weeks of treatment.
The sample of 40 subjects has been randomized into either Group A (Serratus Training) or Group B (Subscapulis
Training) in a 1:1 ratio.
Results: The study results suggest that Group B has an effect on performance improvement in Swimmers with
shoulder pain after a 6-week intervention. The mean 50m sprint scores in Group A before treatment is 29.9960 and
it is decreased to 29.0425.
Conclusion: Hence, this study concludes that the mean difference of Group B is slightly more effective than Group
A in terms of performance in swimmers’ shoulders in all standard measures.
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