Efficacy of Different Types of Mobilization Techniques in Patients With Primary Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review.

Noten, S., Meeus, M., Stassijns, G., Van Glabbeek, F., Verborgt, O., & Struyf, F. (2016). Efficacy of Different Types of Mobilization Techniques in Patients With Primary Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(5), 815–825.

This systematic review evaluates the effectiveness of mobilization techniques for patients with primary adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder. 12 studies, encompassing 810 patients, were included in the review. 7 different mobilization techniques were evaluated: angular mobilization, cyriax approach, maitland technique, translational mobilizations, spine mobilizations, high-intensity mobilization, and mulligan technique. Due to the low quality of evidence and differences between each of the studies, it is difficult to make specific conclusions about efficacy.

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