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The Shoulder Simplified: A Holistic Approach Within an Evidence-Based Practice
Occupational Therapy Faculty Publications
  • Robyn Stricoff, Hand Therapy of Southern Connecticut
  • Lenore Frost, Sacred Heart University
  • Francis F. DeRubeis
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Shoulder pain is a common complaint among clients with upper-extremity disorders. Pain may stem from an anatomical abnormality, an acute injury, overuse syndrome, a chronic disability or disorder, or the aging process. The occupational therapist is responsible for understanding the anatomy of the shoulder and for applying evidence-based practice to determine the evaluation and treatment approach that best facilitates a client's successful return to occupational performance.

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Stricoff, R., Frost, L., DeRubeis, F. (2009). The shoulder simplified: a holistic approach within an evidence-based practice. American Occupational Therapy Association Physical Disabilities Specialty Interest Section Newsletter, 32(4), 1-4.