Evaluation and conservative treatment of shoulder instability in volleyball players an overview


Shoulder Instability
Volleyball Athletes
Conservative Treatment shoulder

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Collebrusco, L., & Tanoni, V. (2024). Evaluation and conservative treatment of shoulder instability in volleyball players an overview. Journal of Advanced Health Care, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.36017/jahc2024612


Background: Currently the conservative approach regarding shoulder instability in volleyball player results still be highly contested and discussed in clinical practice. To stipulate a rehabilitation treatment appropriate and personalized, it will be crucial to include the local region in the preliminary assessment compromised and the global kinetic chain, given the numerous correlations between the different body districts.

Objective: Evaluate through the collection of literature the best scientific evidence regarding the evaluation and conservative treatment of shoulder instability in volleyball player to be used as an option in situations where surgical treatment would be excessive and invasive for the young athlete.

Method: The research was conducted by a single operator through a review of the literature of the last 15 years in databases such as Medline, PubMed and Pedro. The research began in January 2022 and ended in March 2022. The selection of the articles was made on the basis of the reading of the title, abstract and full-text.

Result: The research initially yielded 66 scientific articles but after reading the title, abstract and full-text, 19 related articles were considered. The best evidence has been sought regarding treatment protocols for shoulder instability in the athlete.

Conclusion: According to the researches carried out the recommendations of the authors and the results obtained by the latter, the conservative approach plays a fundamental role in the recovery in case of shoulder instability. Most athletes have felt positive not only physically but also mentally. Despite this, more extensive studies will be needed in the future, to ensure the professional and the athlete a protocol of conservative recovery as appropriate as possible.

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