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How To: California Tri Pull Taping Method

Published by <p>This reference provides the clinician an overview of the California Tri Pull Taping method and how to apply the technique to an individual with a subluxed shoulder. Vitoonpong, T., Chang K.V. (2021). Shoulder Subluxation. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-.Ravichandran, H., Janakiraman, B., Sundaram, S., Fisseha, B., Gebreyesus, T., & Yitayeh […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Supraspinatus Exercises by Level of EMG Activity

Published by <p>This resource outlines supraspinatus exercises from low to high levels of activity to help guide rehabilitation. Edwards, P. K., Ebert, J. R., Littlewood, C., Ackland, T., & Wang, A. (2017). A systematic review of electromyography studies in normal shoulders to inform postoperative rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47(12), […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

What is an Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain?

Published by <p>This document is an educational handout describing acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) sprains and what to expect for treatment and recovery. Skjaker, S. A., Enger, M., Engebretsen, L., Brox, J. I., & Bøe, B. (2020). Young men in sports are at highest risk of acromioclavicular joint injuries: A prospective cohort study. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 29(7), […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Publicly Accessible Rehabilitation Protocols for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction Are Widely Variable (2021)

Published by <p>Rehabilitation is common after acromioclavicular joint (ACJ) injury and surgical fixation. Understanding the optimal way to treat these injuries is paramount to good outcomes. The authors of the presently examined article snapshot sought to determine how variable these protocols are and how well they agreed with each other on when to initiate certain exercises or […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Compensatory Strategies for Shaving

Published by <p>This resource covers adaptive equipment and compensatory strategies that can be used to improve independence with shaving. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Rehabilitation Concepts for Occupational Therapists

Published by <p>Shoulder joint arthroplasties (i.e., shoulder replacements) were first performed in the U.S. in the 1950s. Advancements have led to new surgical techniques, better prostheses, a broader patient population, and improved post-surgical outcomes. This course will provide attendees with a review of traditional total shoulder arthroplasties and evidence-based rehabilitation guidelines to ensure optimal functional recovery. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Rehabilitation Exercises for Athletes With Biceps Disorders and SLAP Lesions a Continuum of Exercises With Increasing Loads on the Biceps (2014)

Published by <p>The authors of the presently examined study sought to determine which exercises placed the most tension on the biceps brachii (BB) and other shoulder muscles to better inform rehabilitation for those with long head biceps and/ or superior labral pathology. The EMG activity of the biceps and other shoulder muscles was recorded with surface electromyography […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Move It or Lose It? The Effect of Early Active Movement on Clinical Outcomes Following Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis (2021)

Published by <p>The authors sought to determine if early active shoulder movement within the first 6-weeks after rotator cuff repair surgery was associated with improved outcomes, improved muscle power, improved pain, improved quality of life, rotator cuff integrity, range of motion, and return to work compared to delayed active movement. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Comparison of Three Types of Exercise in the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy/Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2017)

Published by <p>The authors of this study sought to determine if open chain loading, closed chain loading, or minimal loading exercises were best for reducing shoulder pain related to tendinopathy. A total of 120 participants were equally randomized to 3 groups. Participants were included if they had pain with activation of the rotator cuff but full passive […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

A Randomized Single-Blinded Trial of Early Rehabilitation Versus Immobilization After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (2020)

Published by <p>RTSA surgeries have gained acceptance for managing end-stage rotator cuff tear arthropathy, large irreparable rotator cuff tears, proximal humeral fractures, failed hemiarthroplasty or total shoulder replacements, and proximal humeral tumors. Despite the increased use of RTSA, standard rehabilitation protocols do not exist. Controversy exists regarding prolonged immobilization versus early ROM. In this study, patients were […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>