Sport Therapy for the Shoulder

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In Sport Therapy for the Shoulder: Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport, readers will learn about best practices and evidence-based guidelines for assessing and treating patients’ shoulder injuries for re-entry into sport. Written by renowned physical therapists Todd S. Ellenbecker and Kevin E. Wilk, this text is a key resource for physical therapists, athletic trainers, sport chiropractors, massage therapists, strength and conditioning professionals, personal trainers, and other clinicians in sports medicine who work with patients recovering from shoulder injuries. 

Sport Therapy for the Shoulder guides readers systematically through functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder, examination techniques and pathology, rehabilitation, and return-to-play progressions. The text provides evidence-based principles to assist clinicians in improving joint stabilization, strength, muscular endurance, and range of motion in the shoulder. Return-to-sport programs feature step-by-step progressions for sports including baseball, softball, golf, swimming, and tennis. Illustrated versions of the Thrower’s Ten and Advanced Thrower’s Ten exercise programs, which were developed by coauthor Kevin E. Wilk and colleagues, are provided in the appendix. 

The content is enhanced by more than 200 color photos and detailed illustrations that provide visual support and context for conducting specific evaluation and rehabilitation techniques. Additionally, 21 online video clips are available to complement the highly visual book and demonstrate how to perform specific evaluation tests. An image bank is available free to course adopters and is also available for professionals to purchase separately for use in presentations. 

The combination of foundational information, evidence-based guidelines, sport-specific return-to-sport programs, online videos, and colorful visual aids makes Sport Therapy for the Shoulder a must-have resource for clinicians who work with patients who have shoulder injuries. Not only will the book prove to be a valuable learning tool, but it will also be a reference that professionals can use continually in their practice.


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ISBN-13: 9781450431644
ISBN-10: 145043164X
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: 46 illustrations
Dimensiuni: 222 x 287 x 20 mm
Greutate: 1.08 kg

Notă biografică

Todd Ellenbecker is a physical therapist and clinic director for The Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Arizona. He is the vice president for medical services at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour.
Kevin Wilk is the associate clinical director for Champion Sports Medicine in Alabama, as well as vice president of clinical education for Physiotherapy Associates. He also serves as the rehabilitation consultant for Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays.


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Part I. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Complex 


Chapter 1. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex 

Joint Structure 

Muscle Anatomy

Additional Anatomical Structures

Neurovascular Anatomy


Chapter 2. Mechanics of the Shoulder 

Primary Biomechanical Principles

Throwing Mechanics

Tennis Serving and Swinging Mechanics

Volleyball Overheard Motions

Golf Swing Mechanics

Swimming Mechanics


Part II. Examination and Pathology of Shoulder Injuries


Chapter 3. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder

Subjective Evaluation (History)

Posture Evaluation

Scapular Evaluation

Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint Range of Motion 

Strength Evaluation 

Functional Evaluation

Special Manual Orthopedic Shoulder Tests 


Chapter 4. Injury Pathology of the Shoulder

Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder Instability

Labral Lesions and Tears


Part III. Rehabilitation of Shoulder Injuries


Chapter 5. Rehabilitation Progressions 

Range of Motion Progression

Scapular Stabilization Methods and Progression

Rotator Cuff Exercise Progression


Chapter 6. Surgical Repair and Rehabilitation Protocols

Rotator Cuff Repair

Labral Repair


Part IV. Return to Sport 


Chapter 7. Clinical Decision-Making for Return to Sport

Key Criteria for a Return to Sport Evaluation

Interval Throwing Program


Chapter 8. Interval Return to Sport Programs

Objective Criteria

Tennis Program

Baseball and Softball Program

Swimming Program

Golf Program


Appendix A Thrower’s Ten Exercise Program
Appendix B Advanced Thrower’s Ten Exercise Program
About the Authors