Comparing the Effects of Total Motion Release® to Stretching for Increases in Internal and External Rotation at the Shoulder

in International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training
Nicole Sordello MS, AT*,1, Tenli Bright MS, AT*,1, Taylor Truesdell MS, AT*,1, Jace Puckett MS, AT*,1, Jayme G. Baker DPT, AT, PT*,1, and Russell T. Baker PhD, DAT, AT*,1
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Focused Clinical Question: What are the effects of Total Motion Release® on shoulder range of motion compared with stretching in overhead athletes? Clinical Bottom Line: Total Motion Release® significantly improved acute dominant and nondominant shoulder ROM compared with dynamic warm-up and stretching protocols. The application of Total Motion Release® was also found to produce significantly larger increases in shoulder ROM and took substantially less time to complete when compared with dynamic warm-up protocols.

The authors are with the University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA.

R. Baker (russellb@uidaho.edu) is corresponding author.
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