PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION TRAINING IMPROVES SCAPULAR MUSCLE STRENGTH AND PECTORALIS MINOR LENGTH IN INDIVIDUALS WITH ASYMPTOMATIC SCAPULAR DYSKINESIS


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Cigercioglu N. B. , Unuvar E., Hazimoglu P., TAN F., KILINÇ H. E. , GÜNEY DENİZ H.

JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.6, no.1, pp.238-246, 2022 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.30621/jbachs.1000917
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BASIC AND CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.238-246
  • Keywords: Shoulder, scapula, rehabilitation, pectoralis muscle, RELIABILITY, EXERCISES, DYSFUNCTION

Abstract

Purpose: Scapular dyskinesis is defined as alteration in scapular movements due to the loss of strength in scapular muscles; tightness of the soft tissues around shoulder and postural problems. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) is one of the therapeutic exercises to improve muscles weakness and pain levels. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a six-week PNF application on scapular muscle strength, scapular asymmetry, and pectoralis minor (PM) muscle tightness in participants with asymptomatic scapular dyskinesis.