Jo Gibson (Upper Limb Rehabilitation Specialist Physio) discusses the keys to successfully treat persistent anterior shoulder pain in two tennis players who had not recovered despite previous extensive rehab. In this podcast Jo explores what to include in your rehab of sportspeople who place large demands on their shoulders, elements commonly overlooked in shoulder rehab and how to address patients’ psychosocial factors, fears and beliefs to successfully treat persistent shoulder pain.

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Podcast chapters:


  • 02:30 - Case studies: 2 tennis players
  • 03:14 - Kinetic chain definition 
  • 04:18 - When to consider the kinetic chain 
  • 07:07 - Screening tests 
  • 10:17 - Objective measures

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