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Postrehabilitation Strength and Conditioning of the Shoulder: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Pabian, Patrick S DPT, CSCS1; Kolber, Morey J PT, PhD, CSCS2; McCarthy, John P PT, PhD, FNSCA, CSCS*D3

Strength & Conditioning Journal: June 2011 - Volume 33 - Issue 3 - pp 42-55
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e318213af6e
Article

AN INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS SUSTAINED A SHOULDER INJURY WILL ENCOUNTER NUMEROUS PROFESSIONALS THROUGHOUT THE RECOVERY PROCESS. TO OPTIMIZE OUTCOMES, THESE PROFESSIONALS NEED TO HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE COMPLETE RECOVERY PROCESS OF COMMON SHOULDER PATHOLOGIES, RANGING FROM INITIAL INJURY MECHANISMS, SURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS, AND POSTOPERATIVE/REHABILITATION MANAGEMENT TO CONSIDERATIONS OF POSTREHABILITATION DESIGN. ALL PROFESSIONALS INVOLVED WILL GREATLY BENEFIT FROM BEING AWARE OF EACH OTHER'S PRIMARY ROLES AND LIMITATIONS. THIS ARTICLE AIMS TO LINK THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF RECOVERY FROM COMMON SHOULDER PATHOLOGIES, FROM INJURY, TO POSTREHABILITATION DESIGN.

1Department of Health Professions, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; 2Department of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and 3Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Patrick S. Pabian is an instructor/academic coordinator of clinical education in the Department of Health Professions at the University of Central Florida and a physical therapist at the Orlando Sports Medicine Group.

Morey J. Kolber is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Nova Southeastern University.

John P. McCarthy is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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