Massage in Treating Painful Shoulder
The purpose of this study is to compare classical massage and massage based on the tensegrity rule in treating people with painful shoulder.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Subject)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison of the Effectiveness of Massage Based on the Tensegrity Rule and Classical Massage in Treating Painful Shoulder|
- mobility measurement [ Time Frame: immediately before the first massage session - Test 1, on the day the therapy ended - Test 2 - two weeks after therapy started, and one month after the last massage - Test 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To assess massage effectiveness, mobility measurements were conducted in each patient. Both were conducted three times
- McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) [ Time Frame: immediately before the first massage session - Test 1, on the day the therapy ended - Test 2 - two weeks after therapy started, and one month after the last massage - Test 3 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]To assess massage effectiveness, McGill Pain Questionnaire (SF-MPQ) were conducted in each patient.
|Study Start Date:||January 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||September 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||June 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: tensegrity massage
In this group of patients massage sessions based on the tensegrity method were applied.
session - 20 minutes.
Before the massage, palpable evaluation of the selected anatomical structures was carried out - to determine which tissues have the greatest sensitivity and which motor organs show increased tension (by pressing the attachment). In all the examined patients, pain of the following muscle attachments were shown:
A palpable evaluation of the previously examined points was again performed during the final part, with particular attention paid to painful muscles, in order to analyze the effectiveness of the performed relaxation.
Active Comparator: classical massage
In this group of patients 10 classical massage sessions were applied
classical massage (Swedish massage)
The joint system of the shoulder girdle is exposed to frequent overloading, which can cause painful shoulder. The therapeutic methods applied in the treatment of painful shoulder syndrome include among others oral pharmacotherapy, joint injections, kinesitherapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy, laser. Manual therapy, chiropractic and surgery could also be used. Attempts have also been made to apply classical massage in treating painful shoulder, although it is not often used due to its low effectiveness.This study compares classical massage and massage based on the tensegrity rule which is not commonly known.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01307826
|University School of Physical Education in Wrocław|
|Wrocław, Wroclaw destrict, Poland, 51-612|
|Study Chair:||Krzysztof Kassolik, PhD||University School of Physical Education in Wrocław|