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. Thetext 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-stepprogressions 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 resourcefor 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.
Accessing the Online VideoPart I. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Shoulder Complex
Chapter 1. Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder Complex
Additional Anatomical Structures
Chapter 2. Mechanics of the Shoulder
Primary Biomechanical Principles
Tennis Serving and Swinging Mechanics
Volleyball Overheard Motions
Golf Swing Mechanics
Part II. Examination and Pathology of Shoulder Injuries
Chapter 3. Clinical Examination of the Shoulder
Subjective Evaluation (History)
Evaluation of Glenohumeral Joint Range of Motion
Special Manual Orthopedic Shoulder Tests
Chapter 4. Injury Pathology of the Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Injury
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
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
Baseball and Softball Program
Appendix A Thrower’s Ten Exercise Program
Appendix B Advanced Thrower’s Ten Exercise Program
About the Authors
Todd S. Ellenbecker, DPT, MS, SCS, OCS, CSCS, is a physical therapist and clinic director for Physiotherapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he is also the national director of clinicalresearch for Physiotherapy Associates. He is the vice president of medical services for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour and current member and past chairman of the United States TennisAssociation (USTA) national sport science committee. He is also a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) tennis teaching professional. He is a certified sports clinical specialist, orthopaedicclinical specialist, and strength and conditioning specialist.
Ellenbecker, who has more than 30 years of experience in physical therapy, has authored many books and articles in research journals and trade publications and is an international presenter on shoulder and elbowrehabilitation. He has also served on editorial boards for several journals.
Among many other honors, Ellenbecker was named the Sports Medicine Professional of the Year (2003) by the National Strength and Conditional Association and received the Ronald G. Peyton Lecture Award (2007) by the Sports Physical Therapy Section and the Samuel Hardy Educational Merit Award (2008) by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Kevin E. Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, is the associate clinical director for Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama, as well as vice president of clinical education for Physiotherapy Associates. He is also thedirector of rehabilitative research at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham while also serving as the rehabilitation consultant for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Wilk, who has been a physical therapist, researcher, and educator for more than 30 years, has also published many books and articles and book chapters in various medical journals and industry publications. He isan adjunct assistant professor in the physical therapy program at Marquette University and has presented his work and research worldwide.
Wilk received the Catherine Worthingham Fellowship in 2012 by the American Physical Therapy Association, the Turner A. Blackburn Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by the Sports Physical TherapySection (SPTS), the Ronald G. Peyton Lecture Award in 2004 by SPTS, and the James R. Andrews, MD, Award for Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine in 1999 by the American Sports Medicine Institute.