Posted on 13th October 2019 at 14:37
Recurrent shoulder injuries in athletes can often be troublesome and difficult to treat. To date there is no consensus on specific return to play tests for the shoulder that indicate return to sport will be successful and not result in re-injury. This often creates a dilemma for physiotherapist as some guess work is often required when considering whether the athlete can return to sport. That being said, many athletes do fully recover from recurrent shoulder injuries but not always as quickly as they would have liked. Interestingly, it is what injured athletes have been doing with other parts of the body during rehabilitation which has given us insight into how important muscle strength and balance is in the rest of the body for the shoulder to perform at its best.