Effectiveness of Muscle Energy Technique vs. Dry Cupping on Scapulohumeral Rhythm and Shoulder Stability in Overhead Athletes
Stow, Robert C.
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Dysfunction in scapular movement can lead to tissue damage, chronic pain and pathology of the shoulder as well as tissue restrictions and limitations in nearby joints. The purpose of this study is to determine an effective treatment for scapulohumeral rhythm in either cupping therapy or muscle energy technique. Two randomized groups in gymnasts and swimmers were recruited, a total of 12 participants. Each participant was randomly assigned cupping therapy or muscle energy technique intervention. This study aims to provide valuable insight on effective treatments for scapular dyskinesis, as well as how to increase glenohumeral stability and range of motion.