J Bodyw Mov Ther 2022 04 2;30:42-52. Epub 2021 Nov 2.
The Marmara University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) exercises and shoulder mobilization (SM) in addition to conventional physiotherapy on pain, range of motion (ROM), functionality, and muscle strength in patients with Subacromial Impingement Syndrome (SIS).
Methods: Forty-four patients were randomly allocated into three groups as conventional physiotherapy (control group; n = 14), conventional physiotherapy + PNF exercises (PNF group; n = 15), and conventional physiotherapy + SM techniques (SM group; n = 15). Pain, ROM, muscle strength, and functionality were evaluated by using VAS (Visual Analog Scale), goniometer, push-pull dynamometer, Constant-Murley score and DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) score. Read More