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

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
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 […]
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A Randomized Single-Blinded Trial of Early Rehabilitation Versus Immobilization After Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (2020)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
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 […]
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Return to Recreational Sporting Activities Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (2018)

January 17, 2022 by txinsights.
The final study population consisted of 165 patients with a mean age of 64 years (range, 18-82 years) and a mean follow-up of 3.7 years (range, 2-10 years). Pre and post-operative measurements included: the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons score; Quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand; Single Assessment Numeric Evaluation score; 12-item Short […]
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Effect of the Dual-Wall Pushup Plus Exercise in Patients with Scapular Dyskinesis with a Winged or Tipped Scapula (2015)

January 16, 2022 by txinsights.
Abnormal kinematics of the scapula include winging, tipping, and excessive elevation. These problems are collectively termed scapular dyskinesis. Pushups activate the scapulothoracic musculature, including the serratus anterior, upper and lower trapezius, and pectoralis muscles. Using a closed kinetic exercise, such as a pushup, is beneficial for dynamic stabilization and increased proprioception of the shoulder complex. […]
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Calcific Tendonitis

January 10, 2022 by txinsights.
Calcific tendonitis can affect tendons throughout the body, especially in the rotator cuff. It can cause significant pain for those who experience it. This handout is a useful general information handout for clinicians or people who deal with calcific tendonitis. It outlines what calcific tendonitis is and what to expect for those who have this […]
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SLAP Lesions

January 10, 2022 by txinsights.
Superior labrum injuries, commonly referred to as SLAP (superior labrum anterior to posterior) lesions, are a frequently encountered injury in rehabilitation settings. This handout outlines what a SLAP lesion is and what to expect- it is an excellent handout for patients to help better understand their condition and the path to recovery.
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Simple Exercises for Rotator Cuff Related Shoulder Pain

January 6, 2022 by txinsights.
A return to independent pain free function is important for those with rotator cuff related shoulder pain. This Intervention outlines several simple exercises that can help reduce rotator cuff related shoulder pain.
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Shoulder Pain After Spinal Cord Injury

January 6, 2022 by txinsights.
It is common to have shoulder pain after having acquired a spinal cord injury. This handout answers some of the questions regarding shoulder pain and wheelchair propulsion.
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Scapular Dyskinesis: Conscious Muscle Control and Mass Movement Patterns

January 5, 2022 by txinsights.
Impaired scapular movement is commonly associated with shoulder dysfunction. This handout provides three of the top conscious muscle control exercises to properly orient the scapula for improved posture, increased stabilization, and improved rotation during functional movement of the shoulder. This handout also provides mass movement patterns to improve scapular range of motion for functional reaching […]
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Scaption Raise Endurance Exercise for Subacromial Pain Syndrome

January 5, 2022 by txinsights.
Tendon dysfunction is commonly treated with heavy slow loading. The rotator cuff, however, may not respond quite the same way as some other tendons such as the patellar tendon. This handout outlines how to use the scaption endurance exercise to complement traditional tendon rehabilitation for people with rotator cuff tendinopathy.
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