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Clinical Examination of Superior Labral Tears – What is the Best Special Test for a SLAP Tear?

What is the best special test for a SLAP tear?  There are many options all with varying efficacy, however, without a proper understanding of the different types of SLAP tears and mechanisms of injury, it’s difficult to select the best … Read more >

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears is now available.

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears

This month’s Inner Circle webinar is on Special Tests to Diagnose SLAP Tears.  In this presentation, I review … Read more >

Rehabilitation Protocol Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

There continues to be great debate over the most appropriate rehabilitation progression following rotator cuff repair.  We’ve done a great job improving our strategies for shoulder impingement treatment, however, rotator cuff injuries do continue to progress to full thickness … Read more >

How do SLAP Tears Occur: Mechanisms of Injury to the Superior Labrum

SLAP tears of the shoulder can occur for a variety of reasons, from a traumatic fall to wear-and-tear over time, to more specific injuries that we see in overhead athletes like baseball players.

But that’s a common question I here … Read more >

What Exactly Is a SLAP Tear? Top 5 Things You Need to Know About a Superior Labral Lesion

Superior Labral SLAP TearA SLAP tear is an injury to the superior part of the labrum in the shoulder.  The term SLAP stands for Superior Labral tear Anterior to Posterior.  This is a very common diagnosis for shoulder injuries.  There many different variations … Read more >

Shoulder Impingement – 3 Keys to Assessment and Treatment

Shoulder impingement really is a pretty broad term that most of us likely take for granted.  It has become such a junk term, such as “patellofemoral pain,” especially with physicians.  It seems as if any pain originated from … Read more >

Which is the Best Position to Immobilize the Shoulder After a Dislocation?

Immobilization is commonly performed after acute first time shoulder dislocations.  The goal of immobilization is to protect the shoulder and allow healing in an attempt to minimize recurrent instability down the road, which isn’t uncommon.

Unfortunately, once you dislocate your Read more >

How Rehab Differs Between Traumatic and Atraumatic Shoulder Instability

The latest Inner Circle webinar recording on How Rehab Differs Between Traumatic and Atraumatic Shoulder Instability is now available.

How Rehab Differs Between Traumatic and Atraumatic Shoulder Instability

How Rehab Differs Between Traumatic and Atraumatic Shoulder InstabilityThis month’s Inner Circle webinar is on How Rehab Differs Between Traumatic Read more >