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Occupational therapy interventions for shoulder conditions: a systematic review.
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PMID:  21309367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objectives of this systematic review were (1) to identify, evaluate, and synthesize the research literature of relevance to occupational therapy regarding interventions for work-related shoulder conditions and (2) to interpret and apply the research literature to occupational therapy. Twenty-two studies were reviewed for this study-16 of Level I evidence, 2 of Level II evidence, and 4 of Level III evidence. In this systematic review, limited evidence from Level I studies was found to support exercise for shoulder pain; manual therapy and laser for adhesive capsulitis; conservative management of shoulder instability; early intervention without immobilization for specific, nondisplaced proximal humerus fractures; and exercise, joint mobilizations, and laser for patients with shoulder impingement. Further prospective studies are necessary for the delineation of specific surgical and therapeutic variables that facilitate positive outcomes in the treatment of patients with shoulder conditions.
Rebecca L von der Heyde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0272-9490     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Occup Ther     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  2011-03-01     Revised Date:  2012-08-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705978     Medline TA:  Am J Occup Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  16-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Evidence-Based Practice
Health Education
Joint Diseases / rehabilitation*
Occupational Diseases / rehabilitation*
Occupational Therapy / methods*
Shoulder Pain / rehabilitation
Wounds and Injuries / rehabilitation*

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