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Effectiveness of an 8-week Posterior Shoulder Stretching Program on Varsity-level Overhead Athletes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01749553
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 13, 2012
Last Update Posted : January 24, 2013
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judy Chepeha, Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton

Brief Summary:
To Determine whether an eight-week posterior shoulder stretch was effective in increasing dominant arm internal rotation(IR) and horizontal adduction (HAd) range of motion (ROM) in a group of overhead athletes identified as having tightness of their posterior shoulder structures.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Athlete's Shoulder Other: Sleeper Stretch Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 37 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of an 8-week Posterior Shoulder Stretch Program on Varsity-level Overhead Athletes
Study Start Date : October 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: sleeper stretch Other: Sleeper Stretch
Posterior shoulder stretch technique
No Intervention: no intervention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Shoulder internal rotation and horizontal adduction range of motion [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of change in internal rotation and horizontal adduction range of motion [ Time Frame: 0 - 4 weeks and 4 - 8 weeks ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • varsity level athletes involved in volleyball, tennis and swimming with internal rotation deficit of greater than or equal to 15 degrees

Exclusion Criteria:

  • previous surgical procedure or fracture of either shoulder or presently receiving treatment for condition affecting either shoulder

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Locations
Canada, Alberta
Department of Physical Therapy, Universiy of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2G4
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Judy C Chepeha, PT,PhD Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton

Responsible Party: Judy Chepeha, Assistant Professor, PT, PhD, Dept of Physical Therapy, Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01749553     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00011276
GO18000461 ( Other Identifier: Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Internal Grant )
First Posted: December 13, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 24, 2013
Last Verified: January 2013