Purpose: The aim of this study was evaluate the effect of a sling exercise on shoulder subluxation in stroke patients.

Subjects: The subjects of this study were thirty-four stroke patients with subluxation. They were randomly selected and divided into two groups.

Methods: The subject group (n=17) performed the sling exercise with traditional therapeutic exercise. The control group (n=17) performed only traditional therapeutic exercise.

Results: The results indicate that improvement of corrected vertical distance (cVD), and the ratio of the oblique distance of the affected and unaffected sides (rOD) was greater in the experimental group than in the control group.

Conclusion: We suggest that the sling exercise is effective at reducing the severity of hemiplegic shoulder subluxation in post-stroke patients.

Key words: Radiographic imaging, Sling exercise, Shoulder subluxation