Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 5 (October 2017)

Page No.: 2371-2378

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.212


Zaki Anwer 1, Suraj Kumar *2.

1 Reseach Scholar, Monad University, Hapur, UP, India.

*2 Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Physiotherapy, UPUMS, Saifai, UP, India.

Address of correspondence: Dr.Suraj Kumar, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Physiotherapy, UPUMS, Saifai, UP, India. Mobile: 7055006705, E-Mail: surajdr2001@yahoo.com


Background: Adhesive Capsulitis (also known as frozen shoulder) is a disorder with greatly restricted motion and chronic pain. Although many treatment have shown significant benefit but role of physical therapy in initial stage found to be effective. The authors present a prospective randomized study to show the effectiveness of G.D.Maitland mobilization versus Laser Therapy in Adhesive Capsulitis.

Methodology: 20 subjects suffering from frozen shoulder were randomized into two treatment groups. Group A subjects were given hot pack and Maitland mobilization with exercises and Group B with Laser therapy and supervised exercises. Patients were assessed using VAS, SPADI and ROM (flexion, extension, abduction, external rotation and internal rotation) scores.

Result:  It shows that the variable scores for all the variables improved significantly in both the groups namely Maitland therapy group as well as LASER therapy group.  But it  was found that in “0 day versus 30 days”, “30 vs 90 days” as well as the “0 day versus 90 days” the improvement was much higher in the Maitland therapy group.

Conclusion: Thus conclude that the LASER and Maitland’s mobilization was effective at reducing pain intensity and restoring shoulder function for people with adhesive capsulitis. The improvement of the functional scores and associated disability performance was much higher in the Maitland mobilization group while compared to the LASER treatment group.

Key words: Adhesive Capsulitis, LASER Therapy, Maitland.


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Cite this article: Zaki Anwer, Suraj Kumar. TO STUDY THE EFFECTIVENESS OF G.D MAITLAND MOBILIZATION VERSUS LASER THERAPY IN ADHESIVE CAPSULITIES. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(5):2371-2378. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.212