A systematic review to compare physiotherapy treatment programmes for atraumatic shoulder instability

Griffin, Jake, Jaggi, Anju, Daniel, Helena and Chester, Rachel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1979-0682 (2023) A systematic review to compare physiotherapy treatment programmes for atraumatic shoulder instability. Shoulder & Elbow, 15 (4). pp. 448-460. ISSN 1758-5732

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Background: Optimal physiotherapy treatment is uncertain for atraumatic shoulder instability (ASI), the primary aim of this systematic scoping review was to compare physiotherapy treatment programmes for people with ASI. The secondary aims were to evaluate outcome measures used and to compare the effectiveness of these programmes.  Methods: CINAHL, EMBASE and Medline databases were searched for studies, except single case studies, published between 1950 and July 2021. 12 critical appraisal items covered three domains; internal validity, transferability to wider population and reporting.  Results: Ten studies were included; one randomised controlled trial, 6 cohort studies and 3 case series. There were 491 participants. Treatment programmes included education, movement re-education, static posture correction, shoulder muscle strengthening, functional training, and adjuncts. All studies used patient reported outcome measures (PROMs), 7 of which reported a statistically significant improvement (p < 0.05) post-treatment. There was no clear relationship between programmes and outcomes. PROMs specific to shoulder instability were all found to detect statistically significant differences post-treatment.  Discussion: There does not appear to be one optimal physiotherapy treatment programme for ASI. Future studies should use PROMs that are valid in the shoulder instability population and use more outcome measures that are specific to impairments being targeted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: atraumatic,outcome measures,physiotherapy,review,shoulder,shoulder instability,surgery,orthopedics and sports medicine,physical therapy, sports therapy and rehabilitation,rehabilitation ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2746
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Rehabilitation
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Population Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2022 14:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:17
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/84041
DOI: 10.1177/17585732221080730


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