Effects of Mobilization With Movement on Pain and Range of Motion in Patients With Unilateral Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
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Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:00 AM

This study indicates that patients receiving mobilization with movement for shoulder impingement syndrome had better outcomes than those who received a sham treatment.

The purpose of this study was to compare the immediate effects of mobilization with movement (MWM) to a sham technique in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome.

A randomized controlled trial was performed. The primary outcome measures including pain intensity, pain during active range of motion, and maximal active range of motion were assessed by a clinician blinded to group allocation. Outcomes were captured at baseline and after 2 weeks of MWM treatment or sham intervention. 

Patients with shoulder impingement syndrome who received 4 sessions of MWM exhibited significantly better outcomes for pain during shoulder flexion, pain-free range of shoulder flexion, maximal shoulder flexion, and maximal external rotation than those patients who were in the sham group.

Source:  http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(15)00045-7/abstract