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Titles & IDs
Public title
The Mulligan Method and Kinesio Taping - Initial Effects on Recovery of Painful Shoulder
Scientific title
In patients with Impingement Shoulder Syndrome, is the Mulligan Method and Kinesio Taping effective in improving shoulder range of motion?
Secondary ID [1] 259942 0
Universal Trial Number (UTN)
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Health condition
Health condition(s) or problem(s) studied:
Impingement Shoulder Syndrome 265558 0
Condition category
Condition code
Physical Medicine / Rehabilitation 265707 265707 0 0
Musculoskeletal 265718 265718 0 0
Other muscular and skeletal disorders

Study type
Description of intervention(s) / exposure
Mulligan Method (or Mobilization with Movement Treatment or MWM Treatment, which are all terms for the same procedure) and Kinesio Taping were done on the same group (intervention group). Both procedures were done in one -on-one sessions with therapist. MWM treatment was administered in the following way: the patient was seated and the therapist was positioned on the opposite side of the patient's painful shoulder. The therapist applied the thenar of one hand on the anterior aspect of the patient's humeral head, and the other hand on his/her scapula. The hand on the humeral head performed a postero-lateral glide, while the other hand stabilized scapula. During this procedure, the patients was encouraged to perform active shoulder movement to the point of the first onset of pain. Prescription details for MWM were: 10 repetitions in 3 sets daily, 30 sec rest period between sets; 10 sessions with 24 hours between session
The same (intervention) group received Kinesio Taping (or KT treatment). Kinesio Taping was applied on painful shoulder form day 1 to day 5, then from day 5 to day 10.The KT procedure followed this order: supraspinate muscle, deltoid muscle, glenohumeral joint.
Intervention code [1] 264352 0
Comparator / control treatment
Control treatment applied consists of exercises that are usual or standard program for impingement shoulder syndrome. Specific exercises are as follows: pendular exercises, active pain-limited shoulder exercises of shoulder elevation, depression, flexion, abduction, rotations; static strenghtening exercises for rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers' muscles; 10 repetitions in one set daily per type of exercise, 30 sec rest between sets;10 sessions with 24 hours between sets
Control group

Primary outcome [1] 266469 0
pain-free active shoulder flexion was assessed using universal goniometer and expressed in degrees.
Timepoint [1] 266469 0
before treatment, on the 5th day and on the 10th day of the treatment
Primary outcome [2] 266470 0
pain-free active shoulder abduction was assessed using universal goniometer and expressed in degrees
Timepoint [2] 266470 0
before treatment, on the 5th day and on the 10th day of the treatment
Secondary outcome [1] 273835 0
Timepoint [1] 273835 0

Key inclusion criteria
impingement shoulder syndrome diagnosed by the referring position
Minimum age
34 Years
Maximum age
79 Years
Both males and females
Can healthy volunteers participate?
Key exclusion criteria
shoulder fractures and dislocations, shoulder surgery in last 12 months, adhesive shoulder capsulitis, full-thickness tear of rotator cuff tendons, cervicobrachial pain due to cervical spine pathology, neuromuscular disorders in upper extremities, use of corticosteroid and/or non-steroid anti-inflamatory drugs within ten days prior to first measurement of shoulder flexion and abduction

Study design
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Allocation to intervention
Randomised controlled trial
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Blinded (masking used)
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Not Applicable
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Recruitment outside Australia
Country [1] 3342 0
Serbia and Montenegro
State/province [1] 3342 0

Funding & Sponsors
Funding source category [1] 264817 0
Self funded/Unfunded
Name [1] 264817 0
Address [1] 264817 0
Country [1] 264817 0
Primary sponsor type
Olivera Djordjevic
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 115
11000 Belgrade
Serbia and Montenegro
Secondary sponsor category [1] 263927 0
Name [1] 263927 0
Address [1] 263927 0
Country [1] 263927 0

Ethics approval
Ethics application status

Brief summary
The objective of this study is to compare efficacy of Mobilization with Movement (MWM) and Kinesio Taping (KT) techniques with a supervised usual exercise program in participants with shoulder impingement syndrome. Our hypothesis is that MWM and KT are more effective as an initial treatment of this frequent musculoskeletal problem comparing to standard exercise program.
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Principal investigator
Name 32446 0
Address 32446 0
Country 32446 0
Phone 32446 0
Fax 32446 0
Email 32446 0
Contact person for public queries
Name 15693 0
olivera djordjevic
Address 15693 0
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 115,
11000 Belgrade
Country 15693 0
Serbia and Montenegro
Phone 15693 0
Fax 15693 0
Email 15693 0
Contact person for scientific queries
Name 6621 0
olivera djordjevic
Address 6621 0
Bulevar Zorana Djindjica 115,
11000 Belgrade
Country 6621 0
Serbia and Montenegro
Phone 6621 0
Fax 6621 0
Email 6621 0

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