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Predictors of shoulder pain in manual wheelchair users.

07:00 EST 6th March 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Predictors of shoulder pain in manual wheelchair users."

Manual wheelchair users rely on their upper limbs to provide independent mobility, which leads to high muscular demand on their upper extremities and often results in shoulder pain and injury. However, the specific causes of shoulder pain are unknown. Previous work has shown that decreased shoulder muscle strength is predictive of shoulder pain onset, and others have analyzed joint kinematics and kinetics, propulsion technique and intra-individual variability for their relation to shoulder pathology. The purpose of this study was to determine in a longitudinal setting whether there are specific biomechanical measures that predict shoulder pain development in manual wheelchair users.

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Name: Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon)
ISSN: 1879-1271
Pages: 1-12

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