This book offers practical guidelines for the clinician in the field of shoulder rehabilitation. It is a must-have for every physiotherapist with a special interest in shoulder disorders. This book is the result of many years of evolving knowledge and experience within this field, based on scientific research, as well as clinical practice.
Each chapter starts from a theoretical background on the topic, presents a detailed treatment strategy that is immediately applicable in the clinical setting, and closes with a critical discussion based on current literature. In part 1, the clinical examination and general rehabilitation principles are discussed. In part 2, treatment guidelines are described for the most common shoulder disorders such as tendinopathy, instability, stiffness and dysfunction of the scapula. Part 3 is dedicated to special considerations for the sporting shoulder, including sport specific rehabilitation, injury prevention, and return to sports.
Ann Cools, PT, PhD, is a physiotherapist, working at the Ghent University in Belgium, combining research, clinical work and teaching in her professional life. She is highly valued on a national and international level with respect to her research output, teaching skills and clinical expertise. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed international journals, wrote contributions and chapters in several internationally recognized books, and gives shoulder courses for clinicians on a national and international level. She founded, together with her colleagues, the Flemish Shoulder Network, and is founding member and past-president of the European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Rehabilitation.