Journal Club (Exercise for Shoulder Pain)

Shoulder class 4-older man with TbandHere you will find the summaries of articles reviewed by members of the the core Shoulder Community of Practice group as part of a Journal Club on exercise and manual therapy in the treatment of shoulder pain.


Gereats J, Goosens ME, Groot I, Bruijn C, Bie R, Dinant G, Heijden G, and Heuvel W (2005) Effectiveness of a graded exercise therapy program for patents with chronic shoulder complaints. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 51:87-94


Maenhout AG, Mahieu NN, De Muynck M, De Wilde LF, Cools AM (2013) Does adding heavy load eccentric training to rehabilitation of patients with unilateral subacromial impingement result in better outcome? A randomized, clinical trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 21(5):1158-67

Holmgren T, Björnsson Hallgren H, Öberg B, Adolfsson L, Johansson K. (2012) Effect of specific exercise strategy on need for surgery in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome: randomised controlled study. BMJ 344:e787 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e787 (Published 20 February 2012)

Bennell K, WeeE, Coburn S, Green S, Harris A, Staples M, Forbes A, Buchbinder R (2010) Efficacy of standardised manual therapy and home exercise programme for chronic rotator cuff disease: randomised placebo controlled trial. BMJ 340:c2756 doi:10.1136/bmj.c2756

Chen JF, Ginn KA, Herbert RD (2009) Passive mobilisation of shoulder region joints plus advice and exercise does not reduce pain and disability more than advice and exercise alone: a randomised trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 55(1):17-23


Bron, C, de Gast A, Dommerholt J, Stegenga B, Wensing M, Oostendorp RAB (2011) Treatment of myofascial trigger points in patients with chronic shoulder pain: a randomized, controlled trial. BMC Medicine 9:8