Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Case Study
Comparison of a retraction exercise and passive scapular lifting for acute scapular medial pain
Won-gyu Yoo
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2018 Volume 30 Issue 1 Pages 194-195


[Purpose] This study developed an effective self-relaxation exercise for acute scapular medial pain and investigated its pain relief effects. [Subject and Methods] The subject was a 41-year-old male with scapular medial pain. During session 1, the subject performed a retraction exercise. During session 2, the subject performed a passive scapular lifting exercise. [Results] After session 2, the frequency of the pain decreased to about once a month, and the patient’s VAS score for acute scapular medial pain was 2/10. After session 1, there was no change compared to the initial values. [Conclusion] Therefore, the results of this study suggest that the passive scapular lifting exercise offers effective control of acute scapular medial pain.

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