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Weight Training Modifications for the Individual With Anterior Shoulder Instability

Corrao, Melissa CSCS1; Pizzini, Giancarlos H ATC1; Palo, David R1; Hanney, William J DPT, ATC, CSCS2; Kolber, Morey J PT, PhD, CSCS1

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2010 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - pp 52-55
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181e91f03
Column: Flexibility and Rehab Tips

THE FITNESS BENEFITS ASCRIBED TO WEIGHT TRAINING (WT) ARE WELL KNOWN; HOWEVER, PARTICIPATION IS NOT WITHOUT RISK. COMMON WT EXERCISES OFTEN PLACE THE SHOULDER IN UNFAVORABLE POSITIONS SUCH AS END-RANGE EXTERNAL ROTATION (HIGH-FIVE POSITION), PREDISPOSING THE SHOULDER TO ANTERIOR INSTABILITY. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS WT EXERCISE MODIFICATIONS DESIGNED TO MITIGATE ANTERIOR SHOULDER INSTABILITY.

1Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and 2Department of Health Professions, Program in Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Helen Binkley, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

Column Editor

Melissa Corrao

is a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University.

Giancarlos H. Pizzini

is a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University.

David R. Palo

is a doctoral student in the Physical Therapy program at Nova Southeastern University.

William J. Hanney

is an instructor at the Department of Health Professions, Program in Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida.

Morey J. Kolber

is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University.

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