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How to Strength Train Like A PRO – Strength Testing With Shoulder Pain

Isometric Strength Testing – Shoulder Scaption

For patients in our clinic with shoulder pain, performing strength testing is critical during assessment.

This gives us as physical therapists a better understanding of how much to load the shoulder during a rehab program, and allows for us to meet the threshold of intensity when programming to create connective tissue change.

The video above is an example of how we can strength test your shoulder during an isometric.

We use a device called the gStrength to give real time feedback of force production and most importantly peak force during a particular motion.

Measuring this both at baseline and throughout a rehabilitation/performance program can be useful to make sure that the program is producing results for our patients.

At Peak Pursuit Performance and Rehab, we offer both in person physical therapy services in Salt Lake City, Utah and online remote consultations for those outside the city. If you are looking for help with your shoulder pain, stiffness, or tightness, give us a call at (801) 215-9087.


Dr. Drake Griggs

Peak Pursuit Performance & Rehab

We Help Active Adults In The Salt Lake Area Overcome Injury And Reach Peak Performance, Avoid Unnecessary Time Off, All Without Medications, Injections, Or Surgery.