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Prevention of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes : a science-based approach

Ann Cools (UGent) , Fredrik Johansson (UGent) , Dorien Borms (UGent) and Annelies Maenhout (UGent)
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The shoulder is at high risk for injury during overhead sports, in particular in throwing or hitting activities, such as baseball, tennis, handball, and volleyball. In order to create a scientific basis for the prevention of recurrent injuries in overhead athletes, four steps need to be undertaken: (1) risk factors for injury and re-injury need to be defined; (2) established risk factors may be used as return-to-play criteria, with cut-off values based on normative databases; (3) these variables need to be measured using reliable, valid assessment tools and procedures; and (4) preventative training programs need to be designed and implemented into the training program of the athlete in order to prevent re-injury. In general, three risk factors have been defined that may form the basis for recommendations for the prevention of recurrent injury and return to play after injury: glenohumeral internal-rotation deficit (GIRD); rotator cuff strength, in particular the strength of the external rotators; and scapular dyskinesis, in particular scapular position and strength.
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INTERNAL-ROTATION DEFICIT, PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PITCHERS, SCAPULAR-MUSCLE PERFORMANCE, IMPINGEMENT SYMPTOMS, TENNIS PLAYERS, CLINICAL-ASSESSMENT, HANDBALL PLAYERS, RISK-FACTORS, PART 1, STRENGTH, shoulder, injury prevention, return to play

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MLA
Cools, Ann et al. “Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes : a Science-based Approach.” BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY 19.5 (2015): 331–339. Print.
APA
Cools, A., Johansson, F., Borms, D., & Maenhout, A. (2015). Prevention of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes : a science-based approach. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, 19(5), 331–339.
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Cools, Ann, Fredrik Johansson, Dorien Borms, and Annelies Maenhout. 2015. “Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes : a Science-based Approach.” Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 19 (5): 331–339.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Cools, Ann, Fredrik Johansson, Dorien Borms, and Annelies Maenhout. 2015. “Prevention of Shoulder Injuries in Overhead Athletes : a Science-based Approach.” Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 19 (5): 331–339.
Vancouver
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Cools A, Johansson F, Borms D, Maenhout A. Prevention of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes : a science-based approach. BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY. 2015;19(5):331–9.
IEEE
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A. Cools, F. Johansson, D. Borms, and A. Maenhout, “Prevention of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes : a science-based approach,” BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 331–339, 2015.
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  author       = {{Cools, Ann and Johansson, Fredrik and Borms, Dorien and Maenhout, Annelies}},
  issn         = {{1413-3555}},
  journal      = {{BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY}},
  keywords     = {{INTERNAL-ROTATION DEFICIT,PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PITCHERS,SCAPULAR-MUSCLE PERFORMANCE,IMPINGEMENT SYMPTOMS,TENNIS PLAYERS,CLINICAL-ASSESSMENT,HANDBALL PLAYERS,RISK-FACTORS,PART 1,STRENGTH,shoulder,injury prevention,return to play}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  number       = {{5}},
  pages        = {{331--339}},
  title        = {{Prevention of shoulder injuries in overhead athletes : a science-based approach}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/bjpt-rbf.2014.0109}},
  volume       = {{19}},
  year         = {{2015}},
}

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