Shoulder Article Archives


How Fast Do You Rehab Your Rotator Cuff Repair Patients?

That seems to be one of the most common questions I get regarding rehabilitation of the shoulder.  It seems like clinicians want to know how everyone else is rehabilitation their patients following rotator cuff repair surgery.  My guess is because … Read more >

The Effect of Throwing on Shoulder Characteristics

Sorry, this took me much longer than I expected to figure out the technology of getting a PowerPoint onto the blog.  Here is the first of my two talks from last week’s ASMI Injuries in Baseball course in Houston.  Hope … Read more >

Choosing Which SLAP Special Test to Perform During Your Examination

There are so many different special tests for superior labral, or SLAP tears, how do you chose which to perform?  I have a couple of different ways that I determine which tests to perform, but first, lets see what … Read more >

Glenohumeral Arthritis in the Athlete

Arthritis of the glenohumeral joint is a challenging shoulder injury for athletes.  As our generations change, we will continue to see less and less sedentary patients in the later stages of life. Their functional goals in rehabilitation will be much
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Preventing Shoulder Stiffness After Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery

I think that stiffness following any surgery, especially rotator cuff repair, is a common problem that we face in physical therapy. I found a great blog today by another physical therapist, Rod Henderson. As I was reading I noticed that … Read more >

Fatigue of the Rotator Cuff Causes Altered Shoulder Mechanics and Impingement

Another interesting article from the most recent issue of Journal of Athletic Training on rotator cuff fatigue and glenohumeral kinematics. In this study, the authors used dynamic fluroscopic video to assess superior humeral head migration in 20 asymptomatic subjects … Read more >