Comparison of the Rehabilitation Effects of Taichi Exercise and Functional Exercise on Scapulohumeral Periarthritis

Gaofeng Zhang (School of Physical Education)


Purpose: To investigate and compare the rehabilitation effects of Taichi exercise and functional exercise on scapulohumeral periarthritis. Method: Eighty patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis from a community in Jingzhou, Hubei, China, were randomly selected from January to June 2016. They were randomly divided into the experimental group and the control group. On the basis of routine treatment and nursing, the experimental group (40 patients) adopted the Taichi exercise treatment while the control group (40 patients) adopted the functional exercise treatment. In the end, the shoulder joint pain degree changes, and the improvement of shoulder joint movements and the myoelectricity and myodynamia on the surfaces of the shoulder muscle group of the two groups were tested and measured. Result: The scoring difference of shoulder joint pain between the experimental group and the control group is significant, which is of statistical significance (P < 0.05). Before the treatment, the difference of shoulder joint movement between the two groups isn't significant, with no statistical significance, but after the treatment, the difference is significant, which is of statistical significance (P < 0.05). The myodynamia difference between the two groups after the treatment is significant, which is of statistical significance (P < 0.05). The therapy efficiency of the experimental group is higher than that of the control group and the difference is significant, which is of statistical significance (P < 0.05). Conclusion: On the basis of routine physical treatment, adopting Taichi exercise can increase the therapy efficiency on the patients with scapulohumeral periarthritis, can improve the blood supply and inflammation on the shoulder and improve patient's life quality.


Taichi exercise; Functional exercise; Scapulohumeral periarthritis

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