From research to clinic: how do injury prevention programs work to decrease shoulder injuries in sports?


Ann Cools, Clinical Pearls

Although we don’t know their real interaction, common risk factors for sportsrelated shoulder pain have been described, such as range of motion deficits, mainly into internal rotation (IR), external rotator ER) strength deficits, scapular dysfunction, but also a lack of core stability, hip stability and mobility.  (Clarsen et al. BJSM 2014, Chalmers et al. Sports […]

May 10, 2021

What can we learn from evidence on exercise therapy for shoulder pain in overhead workers?


Annelies Maenhout, New in

Return to work is a challenge in shoulder rehabilitation for patients participating in jobs with high requirements for the shoulder like for example construction workers, dentists or domestic helpers. From working with these patients I recognize three pitfalls related to exercise therapy, that might contribute (among other factors) to early failure of return to work […]

April 23, 2021

Training the shoulder in climbers


Annelies Maenhout, From Practice

In recent years, climbing has experienced a large increase in popularity as a sport. As more people have started climbing, so have injury rates grown. Shoulder injuries make up about 17% of all rock climbing injuries, and chronic pain has been reported in 33% of elite climbers. Interesting enough to think about how to prevent […]

November 22, 2019