Comparing the Effects of Maitland Mobilization Technique Versus Exercise with Therapeutic Ultrasound in Adhesive Capsulitis
Keywords:Adhesive capsulitis, Mobilization, Maitland, Ultrasound.
Background: Adhesive capsulitis is an inflammatory condition that causes discomfort and stiffness in the shoulder
which has a prevalence of 2% to 5%. Hence this research work is done to check the efficacy of Maitland mobilization
technique versus Exercise with therapeutic ultrasound in adhesive capsulitis.
Purpose: To find out the effects of Maitland mobilization technique & exercise with therapeutic ultrasound in
Materials and Methods: Total of 28 participants were selected from Vijay physiotherapy clinic and divided into
two groups. Group A was allocated with 14 participants and managed with Maitland mobilization technique and
ultrasound. Group B 14 participants were managed with exercises and ultrasound for 4 weeks. The participant’s
intervention effects were assessed using VAS, SPADI Scale and Range of motion Study Period: November 2022 to
Result: This study results showed a significant (p value 0.0001) reduction in pain and improvement in shoulder
disability values and ROM of adhesive capsulitis participants in group A (Maitland mobilization technique and
Ultrasound) compared with group B (Exercise and Ultrasound).
Conclusion: This study found that the Maitland Mobilization technique as well as Exercise both seems to be
effective in treating adhesive capsulitis. But the patients in Maitland Group show greater improvement than the
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