Boucher JD, Figueroa J. Restoration of Full Shoulder Range of Motion After Application of the Fascial Distortion Model. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2018;118(5):341–344. doi: https://doi.org/10.7556/jaoa.2018.044.
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Decreased active and passive range of motion (ROM) accompanied by pain in the shoulder is a common presentation for patients with frozen shoulder, and it can be difficult to restore normal function. Through the fascial distortion model, physicians can apply a manual technique to rapidly and effectively increase ROM and decrease pain. A 28-year-old man presented 18 months after sustaining a shoulder hyperextension injury. On active and passive ROM examination, he had approximately 90° of shoulder abduction and moderately reduced internal rotation associated with 8/10 pain. After 2 applications of the fascial distortion model, his shoulder restored to full abduction and internal rotation with no pain.
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