Rehabilitation of shoulder impingement syndrome
Among musculoskeletal disorders, shoulder pain is the third leading cause for consulting a doctor, after cervical syndromes and low back pain.
Statistical data has registered an increase in incidence around the fifth and sixth decades of life, a period in which the quality of social life may be compromised by this problem.
Repetitive movements perpetuated over time are among the leading causes of shoulder joint problems.
Healthcare professionals must work toward a more exact understanding of shoulder area impingements and a similarly scrupulous therapeutic approach should be implemented.
Generally, modalities are the preferred treatment for this problem, even though scientific evidence strongly supports the benefits of therapeutic exercises.
By consulting the literature and reviewing an extensive number of publications on the subject, this newsletter will focus on impingement syndrome rehabilitation and on the scientific rationale of shoulder rehabilitation exercises.