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Strengthening the supraspinatus: a clinical and biomechanical review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12218496     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rotator cuff weakness has been implicated as a cause of subacromial impingement. Numerous exercises have been advocated to strengthen the rotator cuff, particularly the supraspinatus. The clinical rationale and two exercises advocated for strengthening the supraspinatus, the empty can and the full can, were evaluated. By understanding how these exercises vary from a biomechanical perspective, it is hoped that clinicians can minimize the forces experienced by the supraspinatus during the rehabilitation process.
Wendy S Burke; C Thomas Vangsness; Christopher M Powers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-09     Completed Date:  2002-10-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Rotator Cuff*
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / rehabilitation*
Shoulder Joint

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