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2022 Bern consensus statement on shoulder injury prevention, rehabilitation, and return to sport for athletes at all participation levels (Part 2)
- No specific test or battery of tests can predict injury. Minimizing risk involves screening for injury history; obtaining and monitoring baseline measures such as range of movement, strength and power; and managing load.
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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE
Shoulder injuries are common in both contact and non-contact sports. Shoulder injuries can have a significant impact on the ability to train and perform at the optimal level and can result in career-limiting consequences for some athletes.
Sportfisio Swiss (the Swiss Sports Physiotherapy Association) identified a lack of quality evidence to guide injury risk management and return to sport decisions for athletes post-injury. Supported by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), they convened a consensus development group and produced a principle-based framework for use in all sports to help guide physiotherapy and performance staff in managing athletes with shoulder pain.
Shoulder injuries are common in both contact and non-contact sports.
All athletes should participate in injury prevention exercises regardless of injury history, with additional specific exercise programmes for those athletes deemed at higher risk of injury.
- A modified Delphi process was used that included questions relating to themes identified from existing research and practice guidelines for two groups: overhead/throwing athletes and collision athletes.