SUMMARY: CLOSED CHAIN EXERCISES ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF UPPER EXTREMITY REHABILITATION AND CONDITIONING AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED AS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM THAT ALSO INCLUDES OPEN CHAIN EXERCISES. THE AGILITY LADDER AND SLIDEBOARD ARE COMMON DEVICES THAT CAN BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Overland Park, Kansas
The Guest Column provides an opportunity for authors to submit material that fits the “column” related to the field of strength and conditioning
COLUMN EDITOR: T. Jeff Chandler, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Conflicts of Internal and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.
Supplemental digital content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (http://journals.lww.com/nsca-scj).
Daniel Lorenz is the director of Physical Therapy and owner of Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Overland Park, KS, and an adjunct faculty at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO.