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Current concepts for shoulder training in the overhead athlete.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19436172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nontraumatic shoulder pain in the adult overhead athlete is a common problem. The exact biomechanical adaptations that predispose the overhead athlete to injury can be multifactorial in nature, including range of motion deficits, muscular imbalances, and scapular dyskinesis. It is imperative that the rehabilitation professional not only correctly identify and treat the direct cause of the pain, but also initiate a rehabilitation program aimed at improvement of the underlying biomechanical deficits that predispose the overhead athlete to shoulder injury. This only can be accomplished through a better understanding of the most common biomechanical deficits that the overhead athlete develops and how to treat them. This article focuses primarily upon shoulder training in the adult baseball pitcher as a classic example of an overhead athlete.
David J Kennedy; Christopher J Visco; Joel Press
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current sports medicine reports     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1537-8918     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-13     Completed Date:  2009-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134380     Medline TA:  Curr Sports Med Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  154-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*,  rehabilitation*
Baseball / injuries*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / prevention & control*,  rehabilitation*

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