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Neuromuscular Exercises Improve Shoulder Function More Than Standard Care Exercises in Patients With a Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)

September 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This trial was a multicenter, randomized, assessor-blinded controlled trial with a parallel 1:1 group design. Subjects were recruited from 3 orthopedic shoulder units in Denmark. To be included, participants had to meet the following criteria: they had to be aged between 18 and 39 years old, have traumatic anterior shoulder instability (defined by having radiograph […]
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Scapular Exercises

September 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
This printable exercise handout offers visuals and instructions for completing scapular stabilization and strengthening exercises.
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How To: California Tri Pull Taping Method

May 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
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., & […]
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Publicly Accessible Rehabilitation Protocols for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction Are Widely Variable (2021)

April 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
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 […]
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What is an Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain?

April 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
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), […]
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Supraspinatus Exercises by Level of EMG Activity

April 1, 2022 by Ashley Zhinin.
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), […]
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Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Rehabilitation Concepts for Occupational Therapists

January 19, 2022 by txinsights.
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.
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Rehabilitation Exercises for Athletes With Biceps Disorders and SLAP Lesions a Continuum of Exercises With Increasing Loads on the Biceps (2014)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
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 […]
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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)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
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 […]
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