Shoulder injuries in rugby players: mechanisms, examination, and rehabilitation.

  title={Shoulder injuries in rugby players: mechanisms, examination, and rehabilitation.},
  author={Kevin Helgeson and Paul D Stoneman},
  journal={Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine},
  volume={15 4},
BACKGROUND The sport of rugby is growing in popularity for players at the high school and collegiate levels. OBJECTIVE This article will provided the sports therapist with an introduction to the management of shoulder injuries in rugby players. SUMMARY Rugby matches results in frequent impacts and leveraging forces to the shoulder region during the tackling, scrums, rucks and maul components of the game. Rugby players frequently sustain contusion and impact injuries to the shoulder region… CONTINUE READING
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