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Eccentric Training for the Shoulder External Rotators Part 1: Efficacy and Biophysiological Evidence

Chaconas, Eric J. PT, DPT, CSCS1; Kolber, Morey J. PT, PhD, CSCS2,3

Section Editor(s): Reuter, Ben PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2013 - Volume 35 - Issue 1 - p 48–50
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3182820576
Flexibility and Rehab Tips

SUMMARY: EXERCISES DESIGNED TO TARGET ECCENTRIC MUSCLE ACTIONS MAY BE USED BY REHABILITATION SPECIALISTS TO IMPROVE MUSCLE PERFORMANCE, DECREASE PAIN, INCREASE FUNCTION, ATTENUATE TENDON DEGENERATION, AND RESOLVE MUSCLE ATROPHY. THIS COLUMN PRESENTS THE CLINICAL EFFICACY AND BIOPHYSIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR PERFORMING ECCENTRIC SHOULDER EXERCISES.

1University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida

2Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

3Boca Raton orthopaedic Group, Boca Raton, Florida

The Flexibility and Rehab Tips column provides practical information on the role of rehabilitation and flexibility on both performance and the modification of injury risk.

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COLUMN EDITOR: Ben Reuter, PhD, CSCS*D, ATC

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Eric J. Chaconas is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine and physical therapist at St. Augustine Rehabilitation Specialists, St. Augustine, Florida.

Morey J. Kolber is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University and physical therapist at Boca Raton Orthopaedic Group.

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