ORIGINAL RESEARCH Assessment of scapular behaviour in stroke patients

Ajit Dabholkar, Devanshi Mehta, Sujata Yardi, Tejashree Dabholkar, Ajit Dabholkar, Devanshi Mehta Graduate, Sujata Yardi, Tejashree Dabholkar, Ajit Dabholkar
2014 International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences   unpublished
Stroke is the number two cause of death worldwide and may soon become the leading cause of death worldwide. The occurrence of shoulder pain after stroke is quite common in hemiplegia with an estimated incidence between 16% and 84%.This so-called Post Stroke Shoulder Pain, or PSSP can impede rehabilitation and interfere with both function and quality of life. It may not only interfere with shoulder function, but also with balance, walking, transfers and performance of self-care activities.
more » ... e activities. Alterations in shoulder kinematics could lead to shoulder instabilities which in turn could lead to shoulder pain.