Physical therapy management of the shoulder

A. J. Nitz

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This article presents an overview of physical therapy management for patients with pathological musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder. The importance of a thorough physical examination is stressed because proper treatment is based on this information. The primary goals of management should include the alleviation of acute inflammation and pain and the avoidance of subsequent soft tissue shortening. Medical and surgical treatments for common shoulder disorders also are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1912-1919
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Therapy
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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