Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Case Study
Immediate effects of scapular stabilizing exercise in chronic stroke patient with winging and elevated scapula: a case study
Si-Eun ParkYang-Rae KimYong-Youn Kim
Author information
JOURNALS FREE ACCESS

Volume 30 (2018) Issue 1 Pages 190-193

Details
Download PDF (729K) Contact us
Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of scapular stabilizing exercise in a stroke patient with winging and elevated scapula. [Subject and Methods] The subject was a 46-year-old female with a history of stroke. She had right side hemiplegia with winging and elevated scapula on the right side, and had compensatory motions of the neck and shoulder when using the paretic upper extremity. The subject participated in scapular stabilizing exercises for four days. This exercise program consisted of scapular protraction-retraction in an upright seated position. Scapular position was measured as distance between scapular medial border and thoracic vertebrae 3, 4. Upper extremity function was measured as time required for lifting and lowering a cup with the affected arm. [Results] After intervention, distance between scapular medial border and spinouse process of T3, 4 decreased. Time required for lifting and lowering a cup with the affected arm decreased. Compensatory motions of the neck and shoulder joint decreased. [Conclusion] Despite the short period, scapular stabilizing exercises had a positive effect on scapular position and upper extremity function.

Information related to the author
© 2018 by the Society of Physical Therapy Science. Published by IPEC Inc.
Previous article Next article

Recently visited articles
Journal news & Announcements
  • June 27, 2013
        Publisher Info Printing PDF files for JPTS Vol. 22 No. 3-Vol. 24 No. 9 is not available. If you wish to print these PDF files, please access the following publisher’s website and download. http://spts.jpn.com/pdf.html
Related journals
理学療法科学
feedback
Top