2011 年 23 巻 3 号 p. 391-393
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to verify the effects of Gong's Mobilization on shoulder abduction range of motion (ROM). [Subjects] In this study, 57 male and female adults whose shoulder abduction ROM was limited to 120 degree or less were selected and separated into a Gong's Mobilization group (n=28) and anterior to posterior gliding group (n=29). [Methods] Gong's Mobilization and an anterior to posterior gliding were repeated 10-15 times. A goniometer was used to measure the shoulder abduction ROM. [Results] Both Gong's Mobilization and anterior to posterior gliding were effective in increasing shoulder abduction ROM, but the effect of Gong's Mobilization was greater. [Conclusion] Gong's Mobilization is a useful treatment alternative in the clinical setting because it has an immediate effect and it can be done in the sitting position.