Title

Effectiveness of scapular stabilizers kinesio taping technique as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation among patients with chronic shoulder impingement syndrome

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

Keywords

Athletic Tape, Shoulder Injuries

Abstract

This is a randomized control trial study that determined the effectiveness of scapular stabilizers kinesio taping technique as an adjunct to physical rehabilitation among patients with chronic shoulder impingement as to pain, range of motion and level of disability of the shoulder. There were 10 subjects recruited, who passed the inclusion criteria considering the exclusion criteria given. The population was divided into two (2) groups. The standard physical rehabilitation treatment is the same for both groups comprising of modalities and exercises. Pain, range of motion, level of disability of the shoulder and the pertinent demographic data were measured and recorded by the researchers before every treatment until the end of four (4) treatment sessions. The mean age is 48 years old for the control group and 52 years old for the experimental group. Both groups showed majority female subjects. The effectiveness of the control and experimental group interventions were based on the reduction in the points of pain and level of disability subscales in the SPADI and improvement in range of motion of the shoulder towards flexion and abduction. When the two treatment groups were statistically analyzed using the unpaired t-test at .05 level of significance, results showed that the difference between the groups is not significant in terms of results in pain reduction, improvement of ROM and level of disability of the shoulder. There is no significant evidence to prove that one (1) treatment group is more effective than the other in terms of improving pain, range of motion and level of disability of the shoulder. Results showed both groups were effective; however there was no significant statistical difference.

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