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Implications for Specific Shoulder Positioning During External Rotator Strengthening

Kolber, Morey J PT, PhD, CSCS; Beekhuizen, Kristina S PT, PhD, CSCS; Santore, Todd; Fiers, Hunter

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2008 - Volume 30 - Issue 4 - pp 12-16
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31817764ae
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RESEARCHERS HAVE REPORTED THAT UP TO 67% OF THE POPULATION WILL EXPERIENCE SHOULDER PAIN AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIFETIME. SHOULDER REHABILITATION PROGRAMS ARE OFTEN INCLUSIVE OF EXERCISES DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE EXTERNAL ROTATOR MUSCULATURE. THIS MANUSCRIPT PRESENTS SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SHOULDER POSITIONING DURING STRENGTHENING OF THE EXTERNAL ROTATORS THAT IS APPLICABLE TO BOTH THE ASYMPTOMATIC AND INJURED POPULATION.

Physical Therapy Department, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD, CSCS is Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Kristina Beekhuizen, PT, PhD, CSCS is Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Todd Santore, SPT, is Doctoral Student in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Hunter Fiers a Doctoral Student in the Physical Therapy Program at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

© 2008 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association