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In-season management of shoulder pain in a collegiate swimmer: a team approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9580898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Shoulder pain is a common problem among competitive swimmers, often limiting their ability to train and compete. Although a number of rehabilitation programs for shoulder injuries have been reported in the literature, there is a lack of objective data regarding the effectiveness of these protocols in the competitive swimming population. This case report describes the evaluation and treatment of shoulder pain in an NCAA Division I swimmer during the competitive season. Once a physical therapy diagnosis was made, a plan of care was developed to address each component impairment. This required the input of the team trainers, the team physician, and an orthopaedic surgeon. A chief component of the athlete's rehabilitation involved allowing the athlete to compete, but not practice. Excellent results were achieved, as evidenced by symptom reduction and swimming performance. This case report highlights the interactive, team approach necessary for optimal management of the injured athlete.
D W Russ
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0190-6011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-10     Completed Date:  1998-07-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7908150     Medline TA:  J Orthop Sports Phys Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  371-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Doctoral Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark 19711, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pain / rehabilitation
Patient Care Team
Rotator Cuff / injuries*
Shoulder / injuries*
Swimming / injuries*
Tendinopathy / rehabilitation*

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