International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 6, Part B (2020)
Effectiveness of kinetic chain exercises on pain and functional performance in young throwball players with supraspinatus impingement syndrome at the end of 6 weeks-an experimental study
Sakina A Dadla and Dr. Asmita C Moharkar
Throwball requires generous amount of shoulder and scapula strength along with drive from large leg muscles and hip rotation, for the propulsion of the ball across the net. Impingement caused by the sport causes pain and renders low functional performance of the athlete. Kinetic chain rehabilitation approaches the shoulder as a part of the kinetic link system & attempts to address the shoulder function in a proximal-to-distal (i.e. foot to shoulder). It employs these natural motor programs by focusing on the neuromuscular system rather than on isolated movement and muscle activation. Method: In this study, 40 samples were collected as per the inclusion criteria. The treatment protocol was explained in detail to them, consent was taken. The protocol was then administered for 6 weeks; 3 sessions per week on alternate days. Pre and post data collection and was done using Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic Score Questionnaire (KJOC). Result: It has shown significant results post intervention in reducing pain (NPRS; difference: 0.6944 to 1.414, t=5.944, p<0.001) and improving functional performance (KJOC; difference: -4.809 to-3.191, t= -10.026, p<0.001). Conclusion: This concludes that kinetic chain exercises for throwball players with supraspinatus impingement syndrome is effective in reducing pain and improving functional performance.
How to cite this article:
Sakina A Dadla and Dr. Asmita C Moharkar. Effectiveness of kinetic chain exercises on pain and functional performance in young throwball players with supraspinatus impingement syndrome at the end of 6 weeks-an experimental study. International Journal of Applied Research. 2020; 6(6): 41-48.