An experimental study on scapulothoracic and glenohumeral kinematics following a rotator cuff fatigue protocol in tennis professionals
Corresponding Author(s) : Venkat Raj R
International Journal of Allied Medical Sciences and Clinical Research,
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2013): 2013 Volume 1- Issue -2
This study aimed to find out the effect of rotator cuff fatigue on humeral head migration during dynamic shoulder external rotation activity (combination of flexion, abduction, external rotation) in tennis players.
- The purpose for physiotherapist in sports performance enhancement assessment of shoulder kinematics provides a reliable tool for studying kinematics during arm elevation.
- To understand the importance of external rotation strengthening on clearing superior glenohumeral joint migration for tennis professionals.
Materials and Methods
A total of 20 men of tennis players without shoulder disorders were recruited in the study. The study was conducted in the Tamilnadu tennis association (TNTA) and Gandhi nagar tennis club (GNC adayar). Pre and post tests were performed.
The data was analyzed using SPSS. The experimental group (who received external rotator fatigue protocol) showed significance with (p=0.001) value when compared with the control group. Also, the post-test mean value of the experimental group showed a significant improvement after the protocol.
External rotators stretching and strengthening protocol showed significant improvement in functional status of glenohumeral joint than conventional traditional coaching program alone on tennis professionals.
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