Spinal Cord Injury and Shoulder Pain

  • Strengthening and Optimal Movement for Painful Shoulders in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury (STOMPS)

    STOMPS is the 4th project in PTClinResNet. Lead Investigator Bryan Kemp, PhD, Director of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers on Aging with SCI and Aging with a Disability at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, has a long history of research dealing with the effects of aging with a disability. Upper extremity pain is one of the common problems in the long-term SCI population and shoulder pain can have a significant detrimental effect on function and independence. STOMPS is investigating the effectiveness of a combined shoulder exercise and optimization of performance technique program in pain reduction, performance, and overall health-related quality of life in patients with chronic spinal cord injury. Eligible participants will take part in either a strengthening intervention or an education-based intervention. Evaluations are completed at baseline, post-intervention, and 1-month following intervention.

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