#25 What's the deal with strengthening for shoulder pain?

Season #2

Strengthening exercise is a popular and effective treatment for shoulder pain. But...is the benefit of strengthening exercise derived from getting stronger or are there other causal mechanisms underpinning the effect? Listen to find out!

Key papers:

Powell and Lewis 2021: Rotator Cuff–Related Shoulder Pain: Is It Time to Reframe the Advice, “You Need to Strengthen Your Shoulder”?

Lewis and Powell 2022: Should We Provide a Clinical Diagnosis for People with Shoulder Pain? Absolutely, Maybe, Never! The Ongoing Clinical Debate Between Leavers and Retainers

Hotta et al 2022: Causal mechanisms of a scapular stabilization intervention for patients with subacromial pain syndrome: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial

Messier et al 2022: Effect of High-Intensity Strength Training on Knee Pain and Knee Joint Compressive Forces Among Adults With Knee Osteoarthritis: The START Randomized Clinical Trial

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