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ACE Report #7562
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Scapular stabilization with horizontal adduction stretch for posterior shoulder tightness


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of scapular stabilization during horizontal adduction stretching on passive internal rotation and posterior shoulder tightness in young women volleyball athletes: a randomized controlled trial

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015 Feb;96(2):349-56.

Contributing Authors: PA Salamh MJ Kolber WJ Hanney

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Synopsis

Sixty elite female volleyball players with glenohumeral internal rotation deficit were randomized to participate in horizontal adduction stretching with or without scapular stabilization. The purpose of this study was to assess whether the addition of scapular stabilization to horizontal adduction stretching resulted in greater angles obtained during a posterior shoulder tightness test and interna...

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