Periarthritis of the shoulder is
a painful condition with gradual restriction of the
shoulder joint. The purpose of this study is to compare
the effectiveness of Gong’s mobilization and Scapular
and Glenohumeral mobilization on pain, shoulder
abduction, internal rotation range of motion and
functional disability in patients with periarthritis of the
Methods: An experimental study design, A total of 60
subjects with Periarthritis of the shoulder were selected
and randomly assigned into 2 groups, 30 members in
group A (Gong’s mobilization), 30 members in group B
(Scapular and Glenohumeral mobilization). Both groups
received intervention as 5 treatment sessions per week
for 4 weeks. The outcome measure of pain was measured
using VAS, shoulder range of motions using Goniometer,
and functional disability was measured using shoulder
pain and disability index.
Results: The results showed a statistically significant
difference in decreasing pain, increasing range of
motion, and decreasing functional disability when
compared between pre-test and post-test interventions
within the group using paired “t” test. When compared
between groups post interventions scores using
independent “t” test, a statistically significant difference
was found with Gong’s mobilization when compared
with Scapular and Glenohumeral mobilization.
Conclusion: - Gong’s mobilization has shown to be more
effective when compared to Scapular and Glenohumeral
mobilization in decreasing pain, increasing range of
motion, and decreasing functional disability in subjects
with periarthritis of the shoulder.
Keywords : Gong’s mobilization, Scapular, Glenohumeral mobilization, Visual Analogue Scale, Range of Motion, Shoulder Pain and Disability Index, Conventional therapy.