Clinical Edge - 125. Cross education to improve shoulder strength. Physio Edge Shoulder success podcast with Jo Gibson Clinical Edge - 125. Cross education to improve shoulder strength. Physio Edge Shoulder success podcast with Jo Gibson

125. Cross education to improve shoulder strength. Physio Edge Shoulder success podcast with Jo Gibson

Immobilisation following a humeral fracture or shoulder surgery quickly results in muscle atrophy and decreased shoulder strength and proprioception. How can you limit strength deficits that develop while patients are in a sling?

During this period of immobilisation, cross education (CE) can help retain shoulder strength. This improved shoulder strength and proprioception after the immobilisation period concludes may enable a faster return to work, high load activities or sport. What is CE, and how can you use it in your treatment? Find out in this podcast with Jo Gibson (Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist), and discover:

  • What is cross education (CE)?
  • What the latest research reveals about the effectiveness of CE?
  • Which patients benefit most from CE.
  • Common strength and proprioceptive deficits after shoulder stabilisation surgery.
  • How CE improves strength and proprioception.
  • Recommendations for CE exercise intensity and dosage.
  • Whether to use eccentric, concentric or isometric exercises.
  • How to amplify the strength and cortical effects of CE.
  • How to target the rotator cuff with CE.
  • How to incorporate proprioception into CE.
  • How to use CE in rehab for instability, movement apprehension & kinesiophobia.
  • When to include CE in MRCT post-op rehab.

Improve your rehab of post-op, post-fracture and immobilised patients now with this podcast.

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