oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Rehabilitation of the athlete s shoulder
|Article Title||Rehabilitation of the athlete s shoulder|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Physiotherapy, University of Cape Town, Observatory|
|Publication Date||Nov 1994|
|Pages||19 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Coracoacromial arch, Functional rehabilitation, Humeroscapular rhythm, Isokinetic equipment, Isometric contractions, Mobilization, Neuromeningeal structures, Passive medial rotation, Principles of rehabilitation, Shoulder dysfunction, Strength training and Thoracic kyphosis|
A holistic approach to the rehabilitation of athleteï¿½s shoulder is presented. Factors that should be included in the assesment are posture, spinal and neuromeningeal mobility, physiological and accessory movements of all joints of the shoulder complex, stability tests, resisted movements, and synchrony of movement during active movements. Decrease of pain and control of inflammation are important initial goals of rehabilitation.
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