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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181c2a828
Columns: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

Addressing Posterior Shoulder Tightness in the Athletic Population

Corrao, Melissa SPT; Kolber, Morey J PT, PhD, CSCS; Wilson, Stanley H PT, EdD

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Abstract

POSTERIOR SHOULDER TIGHTNESS (PST) IS A COMMON IMPAIRMENT IMPLICATED IN THE ETIOLOGY OF SHOULDER PAIN. INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN ATHLETICS HAVE A PREDILECTION FOR PST, THUS INTERVENTIONS TO MITIGATE SUCH TIGHTNESS SHOULD BE INCORPORATED INTO TRAINING PROGRAMS. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS EXERCISES TO ADDRESS PST APPLICABLE TO THE ASYMPTOMATIC AND INJURED POPULATION.

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