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Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31822fc298
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Quantifying Posterior Shoulder Tightness in the Athletic Population

Kolber, Morey J. PT, PhD, CSCS1; Hanney, William J. PT, DPT, ATC/L, CSCS2; Benevento, John D. PT, DPT3

Section Editor(s): Binkley, Helen M. PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D

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Abstract

SUMMARY: POSTERIOR SHOULDER TIGHTNESS (PST) HAS BEEN IMPLICATED IN THE ETIOLOGY OF NUMEROUS SHOULDER DISORDERS. INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN OVERHEAD SPORTS AND WEIGHT TRAINING HAVE A PREDILECTION FOR PST, THUS A MEASUREMENT DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY PST MAY OFFER CONSIDERABLE PRESCRIPTIVE UTILITY. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS 2 VALID AND RELIABLE METHODS FOR QUANTIFYING PST.

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