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Addressing Posterior Shoulder Tightness in the Athletic Population

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

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2009 - Volume 31 - Issue 6 - p 61-65
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181c2a828
Columns: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

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.

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

Melissa Corraois a doctoral student in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

Morey J. Kolberis an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

Stanley H. Wilsonis the Department Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

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