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A user's guide to performance of the best shoulder physical examination tests
  1. Cortney A Myer1,
  2. Eric J Hegedus2,
  3. Daniel Thomas Tarara3,
  4. Daniel M Myer4
  1. 1Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine and Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, USA
  2. 2Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University, School of Health Sciences, High Point, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3Department of Exercise Science, High Point University, School of Health Sciences, High Point, North Carolina, USA
  4. 4Fellow-Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Research of Virginia, Richmond, VA and Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, Akron, Ohio, USA
  1. Correspondence to Daniel Thomas Tarara, Department of Exercise Science, High Point University, School of Health Sciences, High Point, NC 27262, USA; dtarara{at}highpoint.edu

Abstract

Background This article provides clinicians with a user's guide on the performance of the shoulder physical examination tests most supported by current evidence from a recent systematic review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Discussion A description of clinical shoulder tests is provided with explanations on exact testing procedures and complimentary photographs.

  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Evaluation

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