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Physical Therapy of the Shoulder

The leading reference on shoulder rehabilitation, Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Edition provides complete information on the functional anatomy of the shoulder, the mechanics of movement, and the evaluation and treatment of shoulder disorders. It promotes current, evidence-based practice with coverage of the latest rehabilitation and surgical techniques. Case studies show the clinical application of key principles, and follow the practice patterns from the APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice, 2nd Edition, relating to shoulder disorders. Edited by Robert Donatelli, a well-known lecturer and consultant for professional athletes, this book includes a companion website with video clips demonstrating shoulder therapy techniques and procedures.

Book, 592 Pages

Published: March 2011

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-1-4557-3667-6


  • I: Mechanics of Movement and Evaluation

    1. The Guide to Practice

    2. Functional Anatomy and Mechanics

    3. Throwing Injuries

    4. Examination and Evaluation of the Shoulder

    II: Neurologic Considerations

    5. Interrelationship of the Spine, Rib Cage, and Shoulder

    6. Neural Tissue Evaluation and Treatment

    7. Sensory Integration and Neuromuscular Control of the Shoulder

    8. Evaluation and Treatment of Brachial Plexus Lesions

    III: Special Considerations

    9. Impingement Syndrome and Impingement-Related Instability

    10. Frozen Shoulder

    11. Etiology and Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Pathologic Conditions and Rehabilitation

    12. Visceral Referred Pain to the Shoulder

    IV: Treatment Approaches

    13. Manual Therapy Techniques

    14. Muscle Length Testing and Electromyographic Data for Manual Strength Testing and Exercises for the Shoulder

    15. Myofascial Trigger Points of the Shoulder

    V: Surgical Considerations

    16. Shoulder Instability

    17. Rotator Cuff Repairs

    18. Surgical Approach to Shoulder Instabilities

    19. Total Shoulder Replacements

    20. Strength Training Concepts



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