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Author: Dr. T.V. Gnanasekar (CLT, OR), Physiotherapist, Grace Physiotherapy and Rehab Center, India.
Background: Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis limits shoulder range of motion (ROM)among
Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema (BCRL) patients. Although several therapeutic interventions exist to treat
BCRL symptoms, no consensus has been reached thus far.
Case Report: This case study examined the use of Matrix Rhythm Therapy (MRT)for Frozen Shoulder in BCRL
patient along with Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT).The patient presented with chief complaints of pain and
restricted shoulder movements secondary to mastectomy.MRT was administered for 60-75 minutes in 10 sessions
over a period of three weeks.
Results: Notable changes were observed post-intervention in ROM (from 100 to 180 degrees), pain (from 7 to 2),
quality of life (QOL) (from 53 to 17) and limb volume (from 43.54% to 27.35%).
Conclusion: MRT was found to be beneficial in this case in a short period of time, however, large-scale studies are
required to affirm the impact of MRT as it is cost effective.
To see the whole Study: Effectiveness of Matrix Rhythm Therapy for Frozen Shoulder in Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Patient: A Case Report
International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research, Int J Physiother Res 2020, Vol 8(1):3354-58. ISSN 2321-1822