Type of Article:  Case Report

Volume 8; Issue 1 (February 2020)

Page No.: 3354-3358

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.201


T.V. Gnanasekar.

Physiotherapist, Grace Physiotherapy and Rehab Center, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Gnanasekar (CLT, OR), Physiotherapist, Grace Physiotherapy and Rehab Center, India. E-Mail: gnanasekar@gracephysio.in


Background. Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis limits shoulder range of motion (ROM) among Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema (BCRL) patients. Although several therapeutic interventions exist to treat BCRL symptoms, no consensus has been reached thus far.

Case Report: This case study examined the use of Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MRT) for Frozen Shoulder in BCRL patient along with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT). The patient presented with chief complaints of pain and restricted shoulder movements secondary to mastectomy. MRT was administered for 60-75 minutes in 10 sessions over a period of three weeks.

Results. Notable changes were observed post-intervention in ROM (from 100 to 180 degrees), pain (from 7 to 2), quality of life (QOL) (from 53 to 17) and limb volume (from 43.54% to 27.35%).

Conclusion. MRT was found to be beneficial in this case in a short period of time, however, large-scale studies are required to affirm the impact of MRT as it is cost effective.

Key words: Secondary BCRL symptoms, Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MRT), Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Frozen Shoulder, Mastectomy, Vibration Therapy.


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Cite this article: T.V. Gnanasekar. EFFECTIVENESS OF MATRIX RHYTHM THERAPY FOR FROZEN SHOULDER IN BREAST CANCER RELATED LYMPHEDEMA PATIENT: A CASE REPORT. Int J Physiother Res 2020;8(1):3354-3358. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.201