Event Title

Therapeutic care of a 66 year old female with recent diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis: A retrospective case study

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2017 6:00 PM

Description

Background/Purpose: A case report of a 66-year-old female that was recently diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis or commonly known as frozen shoulder. The purpose of the case report is to evaluate the effectiveness of traditional physical therapy treatment for adhesive capsulitis.

Case Description: Patient was a 66-year-old female that was diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis after subluxation. Patient underwent therapy utilizing traditional physical therapy guidelines for adhesive capsulitis interventions included but not limited to the following: stretching, joint mobilizations, modalities, patient education, and functional strengthening progression. Functional progress was recorded using goniometery, manual muscle testing, pain scale, and outcome measurement tool surveys (shoulder, pain and disability index, and the QuickDASH).

Outcomes: After 5 weeks of treatment, patient was able to achieve improvements in shoulder active range of motion, strength, and documented improvement in outcome measurement tools.

Discussion: Although the patient improved in these areas, it should be noted that the patient's pain scale (utilizing the NPRS) did not change throughout duration of treatment episode. Another variable that may have had an influence on the patient's positive results may have contributed from the corticosteroid injection she received a week into her physical therapy care. This case report suggests that when physical therapy utilizes traditional interventions along with corticosteroid injections can yield positive results and improvement with functional progression

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Therapeutic care of a 66 year old female with recent diagnosis of Adhesive Capsulitis: A retrospective case study

Hall of Governors

Background/Purpose: A case report of a 66-year-old female that was recently diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis or commonly known as frozen shoulder. The purpose of the case report is to evaluate the effectiveness of traditional physical therapy treatment for adhesive capsulitis.

Case Description: Patient was a 66-year-old female that was diagnosed with adhesive capsulitis after subluxation. Patient underwent therapy utilizing traditional physical therapy guidelines for adhesive capsulitis interventions included but not limited to the following: stretching, joint mobilizations, modalities, patient education, and functional strengthening progression. Functional progress was recorded using goniometery, manual muscle testing, pain scale, and outcome measurement tool surveys (shoulder, pain and disability index, and the QuickDASH).

Outcomes: After 5 weeks of treatment, patient was able to achieve improvements in shoulder active range of motion, strength, and documented improvement in outcome measurement tools.

Discussion: Although the patient improved in these areas, it should be noted that the patient's pain scale (utilizing the NPRS) did not change throughout duration of treatment episode. Another variable that may have had an influence on the patient's positive results may have contributed from the corticosteroid injection she received a week into her physical therapy care. This case report suggests that when physical therapy utilizes traditional interventions along with corticosteroid injections can yield positive results and improvement with functional progression