There are many potential causes of shoulder pain, and impingement syndrome is one of the more common. Impingement syndrome of the shoulder occurs when one of the rotator cuff muscles and/or a bursa within the shoulder is compressed under a bone called the acromion as the arm is lifted overhead. Impingement syndrome is common in individuals who play sports that involve overhead motions like swimming, tennis, or throwing. It is also common to occupations where overhead activity can be repetitive such as construction or painting.
This application provides an overview of this injury, including general information, assistance with pain control and a treatment approach.
Detailed information has been included on how to recover from this problem. Range of motion, strengthening and stability exercises are included in the application. A video of each exercise has been created describing each exercise in detail to help ensure proper form and technique. Over 40 exercises have been included to help promote a full recovery. This application is not meant to be a substitute for an evaluation by a healthcare professional.
Medical iRehab was designed by Randy Cohen ATC, PT, DPT and David Millward MD, MS
Randy Cohen ATC, DT, DPT
Dr. Randy Cohen is a licensed athletic trainer and licensed physical therapist. He has a bachelors degree in Athletic Training and a doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has over 20 years of college sports medicine experience. Dr. Cohen is currently the Associate Athletic Director for Medical Services at a major Division I University.
David Millward, MD, MS
Dr. David Millward is a physician and has a university based practice. He received his medical degree from the University of Ottawa, in Ottawa, Canada. He did his residency at the University of Arizona in Family Medicine and is board-certified by the Academy of Family Practitioners. In addition, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Millward specializes in primary care and sports medicine. He is an assistant team physician for a major Division I University. He has a masters degree in Epidemiology from Michigan State University and has several active research projects.