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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Judy Chepeha, Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01749553
First received: December 11, 2012
Last updated: January 22, 2013
Last verified: January 2013
  Purpose

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 Intervention
Athlete's Shoulder
Other: Sleeper Stretch

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of an 8-week Posterior Shoulder Stretch Program on Varsity-level Overhead Athletes

Further study details as provided by Shoulder & Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Shoulder internal rotation and horizontal adduction range of motion [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Rate of change in internal rotation and horizontal adduction range of motion [ Time Frame: 0 - 4 weeks and 4 - 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 37
Study Start Date: October 2011
Study Completion Date: February 2012
Primary Completion Date: February 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: sleeper stretch Other: Sleeper Stretch
Posterior shoulder stretch technique
No Intervention: no intervention

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
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
  More Information

No publications provided

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
Study First Received: December 11, 2012
Last Updated: January 22, 2013
Health Authority: Canada: Ethics Review Committee

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on November 20, 2014