Shoulder function and rehabilitation implications for the wheelchair racing athlete

Anne L Hart, T. R. Malone, T. English

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Abstract

Shoulder pain is a common problem for wheelchair athletes. In the wheelchair athlete, pathologic abnormality in the shoulder is commonly caused by muscular imbalances or weakness. Shoulder rotator cuff injury and impingement syndrome are prevalent in persons who place a high demand on the anatomic structures of the upper body. Each injured wheelchair racing athlete presents with a unique problem that requires a specific emphasis during rehabilitation. The purpose of this article is to describe the structure and function of the shoulder principally in relation to impingement injuries in wheelchair athletes. In addition, nonsurgical management and prevention of shoulder impingement injuries will be discussed. Although the main focus is on individuals who are wheelchair racing athletes, the concepts also apply to individuals with spinal cord injury who rely on the upper body for mobility, weight bearing, and functional activities. It is essential not only that rehabilitation professionals recognize the primary impairments and disability in this population, but also that health care providers become better educated in proper prevention and treatment of secondary dysfunctions such as shoulder impingement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-65
Number of pages16
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1998

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Wheelchairs
Athletes
Rehabilitation
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Pain
Weight-Bearing
Secondary Prevention
Spinal Cord Injuries
Health Personnel
Body Weight
Wounds and Injuries
Population

Keywords

  • Disabled athlete
  • Impingement
  • Injury prevention
  • Rehabilitation
  • Shoulder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sport injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Rehabilitation

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Shoulder function and rehabilitation implications for the wheelchair racing athlete. / Hart, Anne L; Malone, T. R.; English, T.

In: Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1998, p. 50-65.

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