Comparative Effects of Scapular Mobilization Combined with Glenohumeral Mobilization Versus Glenohumeral Mobilization Alone On Pain, Disability and Quality of Life in Frozen Shoulder

Pain, Disability and Quality of Life in Frozen Shoulder


  • Amna Khalid Department of Physical Therapy, King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Faiza Altaf Department of Physical Therapy, University of Management and Technology, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ajmal Department of Physical Therapy, Mohi-ud-Din Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Mirpur Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • Hamza Zahid Department of Physical Therapy, University of Management and Technology, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Jawad Ahmad Department of Physical Therapy, Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rana Muhammad Sajid Khan Department of Physical Therapy, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan



Scapular and Glenohumeral Mobilization, Adhesive Capsulitis, Frozen Shoulder, Pain, NPRS, SPADI, Quality of Life


Frozen shoulder is an idiopathic ailment of a shoulder characterized by the onset of pain in the shoulders with no apparent cause. It is a condition which is associated with pain, weakness of muscles and restricted range of motion for months and years. Objectives: To compare the effects of Glenohumeral mobilization alone and Scapular mobilization combined with Glenohumeral mobilization on pain, disability, and quality of life in frozen shoulder subjects. Methods: Purposive sampling of frozen shoulder patients from OPDs of the Physiotherapy Department of Government hospitals in Faisalabad was used in this quasi-experimental study. Two groups of thirty people with frozen shoulders were established: First and second groups Group 1 received Glenohumeral mobilization alone for four weeks, while group 2 received Scapular mobilization with Glenohumeral mobilization. The Numeric Pain Rating Scale, Shoulder Pain, Disability Scale, and Health Questionnaire were used to assess pain, disability, and quality of life, respectively. SPSS version 23 was used to analyze the data. Results: The data analysis showed that significance value i.e., P-value is 0.05 indicating that there was greater effect of scapular mobilization combined with glenohumeral mobilization as compared to glenohumeral mobilization alone on pain, disability and quality of life in frozen shoulder patients. Conclusions: Scapular mobilization in conjunction with glenohumeral mobilization was more effective at reducing pain, disability, and quality of life in frozen shoulder patients than either technique alone.


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DOI: 10.54393/tt.v3i02.56
Published: 2022-12-31

How to Cite

Khalid, A. ., Altaf, F. ., Ajmal, M. ., Zahid, H. ., Ahmad, J. ., & Sajid Khan, R. M. . (2022). Comparative Effects of Scapular Mobilization Combined with Glenohumeral Mobilization Versus Glenohumeral Mobilization Alone On Pain, Disability and Quality of Life in Frozen Shoulder: Pain, Disability and Quality of Life in Frozen Shoulder. THE THERAPIST (Journal of Therapies &Amp; Rehabilitation Sciences), 3(02), 10–14.



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