What is the final goal of recovery phase physical therapy (PT) for supraspinatus tendonitis?

Updated: Dec 04, 2017
  • Author: Thomas M DeBerardino, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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The final goal of this phase is to progress to the point at which the athlete is again throwing and includes improving strength, power, endurance, and sports-specific neuromuscular control. Emphasis is placed on high-speed, high-energy strengthening exercises and eccentric exercises in diagonal patterns. Continue isotonic strengthening with increased resistance in all planes, allowing resistance in the throwing position, 90° of abduction, and 90° of external and internal rotation. Initiate plyometrics, sports-specific exercises, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and isokinetic exercises.


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