Physical Therapy of the Shoulder, 5th Edition

Physical Therapy of the Shoulder

5th Edition

By Robert A. Donatelli, PhD, PT, OCS, National Director, Sports Specific Rehabilitation; Developer, Strengthen Your Game Rehabilitation and Performance Enhancement Programs for Athletes, Las Vegas, NV


I: Mechanics of Movement and Evaluation

1. The Guide to Practice

2. Functional Anatomy and Mechanics

3. Throwing Injuries

4. Examination and Evaluation of the Shoulder

II: Neurologic Considerations

5. Interrelationship of the Spine, Rib Cage, and Shoulder

6. Neural Tissue Evaluation and Treatment

7. Sensory Integration and Neuromuscular Control of the Shoulder

8. Evaluation and Treatment of Brachial Plexus Lesions

III: Special Considerations

9. Impingement Syndrome and Impingement-Related Instability

10. Frozen Shoulder

11. Etiology and Evaluation of Rotator Cuff Pathologic Conditions and Rehabilitation

12. Visceral Referred Pain to the Shoulder

IV: Treatment Approaches

13. Manual Therapy Techniques

14. Muscle Length Testing and Electromyographic Data for Manual Strength Testing and Exercises for the Shoulder

15. Myofascial Trigger Points of the Shoulder

V: Surgical Considerations

16. Shoulder Instability

17. Rotator Cuff Repairs

18. Surgical Approach to Shoulder Instabilities

19. Total Shoulder Replacements

20. Strength Training Concepts