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2021, Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part A

A study to assess the effectiveness of muscle energy technique with sleeper stretch on posterior shoulder tightness in tennis players


Author(s): Dr. Faraaz Rabbani and Dr. Rachana Shetty BV

Abstract: The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of muscle energy technique with sleeper stretch on posterior shoulder tightness in tennis players. The study was conducted on 50 tennis players with posterior shoulder tightness by using GIRD (Gleno-humeral internal rotation deficit) criteria and the subjects fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria were included in the study. All subjects were evaluated for the range of motion of shoulder joint using a goniometer and SPADI scale was used to measure pain and disability index of the shoulder joint. The results showed the statistically significant (p <0.001) improvement in range of motion of the shoulder joint and SPADI scores from pre to post intervention in tennis players. This study provides insight into the effectiveness of muscle energy technique and sleeper stretch for increasing shoulder range of motion and decreasing pain and disability in the shoulder joint. More specifically, the muscle energy technique and sleeper stretch resulted in significant increase in shoulder internal rotation in the dominant arm of tennis players.

DOI: 10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i5a.2213

Pages: 11-16  |  181 Views  18 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Faraaz Rabbani, Dr. Rachana Shetty BV. A study to assess the effectiveness of muscle energy technique with sleeper stretch on posterior shoulder tightness in tennis players. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(5):11-16. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/kheljournal.2021.v8.i5a.2213
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