The athletic shoulder is susceptible to repetitive overuse injuries in sports. No shoulder rehabilitation program is complete without the prescription of exercises to enhance scapular function. An athlete should progress from basic rehabilitation exercises identified by electromyo-graphic studies to dynamic, sport-specific positions before returning to sport.
Jason Brumitt is an APTA board-certified sports clinical specialist. He is employed at Willamette Falls Hospital.
Erik Meira is the director and lead physical therapist for Elite Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine.
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