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.
1Department of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2Program in Physical Therapy, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
3Boca Raton Orthopedic Group, Boca Raton, Florida
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Helen M. Binkley, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D
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Morey J. Kolber is an associate professor at the Department of Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University.
William J. Hanney is an instructor at the University of Central Florida in the Physical Therapy Program.
John D. Benevento is a physical therapist in the Boca Raton Orthopedic Group.