Water-Based versus Land-Based Exercise Program for the Management of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Subasi V
  • Toktas H
  • Demirdal Ü
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Abstract

Shoulder impingement is a progressive orthopedic condition that occurs as a result of altered biomechanics and/or structural abnormalities. An effective nonoperative treatment for impingement syndrome is aimed at addressing the underlying causative factor or factors that are identified after a complete and thorough evaluation. The clinician devises an effective rehabilitation program to regain full glenohumeral range of motion, reestablish dynamic rotator cuff stability, and implement a progression of resistive exercises to fully restore strength and local muscular endurance in the rotator cuff and scapular stabilizers. The clinician can introduce stresses and forces via sport-specific drills and functional activities to allow a return to activity.

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  • internal impingement
  • overhead athlete
  • rotator cuff impingement
  • shoulder

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Authors

  • Volkan Subasi

  • Hasan Toktas

  • Ümit Seçil Demirdal

  • Aycan Türel

  • Tuncay Çakir

  • Vural Kavuncu

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