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Mobilization and Stretching Are Both Useful for Frozen Shoulders…

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Adhesive capsulitis (AC), also known as frozen shoulder, is described as a painful restriction of the shoulder’s range of motion, and about 3% of adults will develop the condition in their lifetime. In this study, researchers observed that both scapular mobilization and manual posterior capsule stretching are effective for improving range of motion in the shoulder joint of patients with stage III AC. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to offer both types of treatment for patients with AC and often use both in order to achieve optimal results.

Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, September 2019

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