Rotator Cuff

Publication Title: 
Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists

A systematic review of published evidence was conducted investigating surgical and conservative management of rotator cuff disease. Medical databases searched included Medline, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), and the Cochrane Collaboration library. Two independent reviewers evaluated each article for inclusion. Established criteria were used to assess the methodologic quality of articles examining outcomes of treatment interventions for rotator cuff disease.

Author(s): 
Grant, Heather J.
Arthur, Anne
Pichora, David R.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Management of rotator cuff disease may include use of electrotherapy modalities (also known as electrophysical agents), which aim to reduce pain and improve function via an increase in energy (electrical, sound, light, or thermal) into the body. Examples include therapeutic ultrasound, low-level laser therapy (LLLT), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF). These modalities are usually delivered as components of a physical therapy intervention.

Author(s): 
Page, Matthew J.
Green, Sally
Mrocki, Marshall A.
Surace, Stephen J.
Deitch, Jessica
McBain, Brodwen
Lyttle, Nicolette
Buchbinder, Rachelle
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Management of rotator cuff disease often includes manual therapy and exercise, usually delivered together as components of a physical therapy intervention. This review is one of a series of reviews that form an update of the Cochrane review, 'Physiotherapy interventions for shoulder pain'. OBJECTIVES: To synthesise available evidence regarding the benefits and harms of manual therapy and exercise, alone or in combination, for the treatment of people with rotator cuff disease.

Author(s): 
Page, Matthew J.
Green, Sally
McBain, Brodwen
Surace, Stephen J.
Deitch, Jessica
Lyttle, Nicolette
Mrocki, Marshall A.
Buchbinder, Rachelle
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of multimodal care for the management of soft tissue injuries of the shoulder. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review and searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1990 to 2015. Two independent reviewers critically appraised studies using the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network criteria. We used best evidence synthesis to synthesize evidence from studies with low risk of bias.

Author(s): 
Goldgrub, Rachel
Côté, Pierre
Sutton, Deborah
Wong, Jessica J.
Yu, Hainan
Randhawa, Kristi
Varatharajan, Sharanya
Southerst, Danielle
Mior, Silvano
Shearer, Heather M.
Jacobs, Craig
Stupar, Maja
Chung, Chadwick L.
Abdulla, Sean
Balogh, Robert
Dogra, Shilpa
Nordin, Margareta
Taylor-Vaisey, Anne
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

STUDY DESIGN: Repeated-measures design comparing 7 static weight-bearing shoulder exercises. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the demand on shoulder musculature during weight-bearing exercises and the relationship between increasing weight-bearing posture and shoulder muscle activation. BACKGROUND: Weight-bearing shoulder exercises are commonly prescribed in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries. Limited information is available as to the demands placed on shoulder musculature while these exercises are performed.

Author(s): 
Uhl, Tim L.
Carver, Thomas J.
Mattacola, Carl G.
Mair, Scott D.
Nitz, Arthur J.
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

STUDY DESIGN: Repeated-measures design comparing 7 static weight-bearing shoulder exercises. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the demand on shoulder musculature during weight-bearing exercises and the relationship between increasing weight-bearing posture and shoulder muscle activation. BACKGROUND: Weight-bearing shoulder exercises are commonly prescribed in the rehabilitation of shoulder injuries. Limited information is available as to the demands placed on shoulder musculature while these exercises are performed.

Author(s): 
Uhl, Tim L.
Carver, Thomas J.
Mattacola, Carl G.
Mair, Scott D.
Nitz, Arthur J.
Publication Title: 
Der Radiologe

The shoulder joint has an important influence on arm- and hand function. Therefore, activities of daily living, working and leisure time can be negatively influenced by diseases of the shoulder joint. Problems of the shoulder joint can be induced by muscular dysbalance and poor body posture. There is a strong relationship between shoulder function and body posture. Conservative treatment and rehabilitation of the shoulder joint aims at improving the local dysfunction of the shoulder joint as well as at improving function and social participation.

Author(s): 
Paternostro-Sluga, T.
Zöch, C.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: More and more athletes are seeking care in the chiropractic office for athletic injuries. This article presents a case report of a young athletic patient suffering from bilateral shoulder pain-shoulder impingement and presents a review of the literature and a review of shoulder anatomy. This report introduces the supraspinatus synchronization exercise with discussion and illustrations. This patient was treated using the supraspinatus synchronization exercise. CLINICAL FEATURES: A 16-yr-old female was seen suffering from a 4-month history of shoulder pain.

Author(s): 
Shrode, L. W.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To present a case of shoulder impingement syndrome managed with a conservative multimodal treatment approach. CLINICAL FEATURES: A patient had anterior shoulder pain and a diffuse ache in the right upper arm, with tenderness in the shoulder region on palpation. Shoulder range of motion was limited with pain and catching, coupled with limited and painful cervical motion. After physical and orthopedic examination, a clinical diagnosis of shoulder impingement syndrome was made.

Author(s): 
Pribicevic, Mario
Pollard, Henry
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVE: To present a case of shoulder impingement syndrome managed with a conservative multimodal treatment approach. CLINICAL FEATURES: A patient had anterior shoulder pain and a diffuse ache in the right upper arm, with tenderness in the shoulder region on palpation. Shoulder range of motion was limited with pain and catching, coupled with limited and painful cervical motion. After physical and orthopedic examination, a clinical diagnosis of shoulder impingement syndrome was made.

Author(s): 
Pribicevic, Mario
Pollard, Henry

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