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Adhesive capsulitis is a painful condition in which the movement of the shoulder becomes limited and functional activity is affected. Adhesive capsulitis occurs when the shoulder joint capsule become thick, stiff and inflamed. The aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness of Mulligan movement with mobilization versus Positional release technique on shoulder range of motion and functional activity in patients with adhesive capsulitis. 30 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group A (N = 15) received Mulligan mobilization technique and Group B (N = 15) received positional release therapy. The shoulder range of motion (Abduction, External rotation, Internal rotation) was measured by goniometer, the functional activity by SPADI questionnaire. The results showed that significant differences in shoulder ROM Abduction (t = 14.18, p = 0.000), Internal rotation (t = 13.80, p = 0.000), External rotation (t = 15.87, p = 0.000) and SPADI questionnaire (t = 13.94, p = 0.000) were observed in group A patients when compared to group B. In conclusion the Mulligan mobilization technique was effective to improve the shoulder ROM and reduce functional disability in patients with adhesive capsulitis compared to Positional release technique.
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