International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023


Effectiveness of Scapular Stabilizing Exercises Equipped with Smartphone Based Movement Sensor in Improving Upper-Limb Functions among Hemiparetic Patients

Dhivya Dharshini | Selvaeswaran | Santhosh Kumar [20]


Abstract: Stage of recovery starts with upper limb rehabilitation from day one. Scapula setting with proper alignment are the most efficient position of the rotator cuff muscle to function. Scapular stabilizing exercise will help to improve shoulder ROM, firing rate, and synchrony at level of motor neuron by neural adaptation. Recently, more and more attentions are focused on wearable equipment to recognize the activity and help patients to train their movements. Objective: To find out the effectiveness of scapular stabilizing exercises with smartphone sensor to improve motor performance, functional activities in hemi paretic patients. Methodology: 50 MCA stroke patients were assessed and selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and divide equally into two groups, Group A and Group B. Each group consists of 25 subjects. The subjects in group A trained with scapular stabilizing exercise by mounting the smartphone on upper limb followed by task specific training. Group B trained with conventional exercise followed by task specific training. Outcome measures: Stroke rehabilitation assessment of movement (STREAM) and Chedoke arm and hand inventory (CAHAI). Results: statistical analyses were made using SPSS software. Baseline assessment measured with Shapiro wilk test. Pre-test values showed that there are no significant differences between both groups. After the intervention, both the groups (Group A ? STREAM =11.92; CAHAI = 33.45; Group B ? STREAM = 9.02, CAHAI =38.37 <0.001) showed improvement in motor performance and functional activities. Conclusion: Scapular stabilizing exercises with smartphone sensor improved motor performance and functional activities in hemi paretic patients, but not merely greater effective than conventional treatment.


Keywords: smartphone sensors, scapular stabilizing exercises, upper limb movements, hemiparesis


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,


Pages: 413 - 418


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