Prevalence rate of adhesive capsulitis in the general population is 2-5% and 10-20% in diabetics. Patients with adhesive capsulitis have a painful restriction of both active and passive glen humeral joint motion in all planes, or a global loss of glen humeral joint motion.
Aims: To determine the effect of scapular proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and conventional physiotherapy on pain and disability in patients with stage II adhesive capsulitis.
Methodology: It is an Experimental study including, Population of 40-60yrs of age with adhesive capsulitis. Subjects were allocated into two group by chit method. Group A: Scapular proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation38 + Conventional treatment and Group B: Conventional treatment. At 0 week and after the 6 weeks intervention period, all patients were evaluated for Pain using VAS and Disability using SPADI.
Result: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version 15 software. Paired t-test was used to analyze the pre and post intervention differences within each group and independent t-test was used for between groups comparison. Confidence interval was kept 95% and the level of significance for all statistical data was set α =0.05.
Conclusion: Application of Scapular Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation along with conventional physiotherapy exercises can be considered beneficial in reducing pain and disability in patient with adhesive capsulitis.