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Table 1 Exercises of the core program.

From: Effectiveness of individualized physiotherapy on pain and functioning compared to a standard exercise protocol in patients presenting with clinical signs of subacromial impingement syndrome. A randomized controlled trial

No. Exercise Material Description
C1a Low row Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 2 handles Subject is sitting in front of pinoband, shoulders in 80° forward flexion and neutral rotation; subject performs shoulder extension with elbows flexed.
C1b High row Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 2 handles Subject is sitting in front of pinoband, shoulders in 100° forward flexion and neutral rotation; subject performs shoulder extension with elbows extended.
C2 Shoulder adduction in scapular plane Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 1 handle Subject is standing, shoulder in 80° abduction in scapular plane; subject performs shoulder adduction with elbow extended.
C3a Shoulder external rotation in 0° abduction Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 1 handle Subject is standing, with towel between arm and trunk to prevent compensatory shoulder movements, elbow flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder external rotation.
C3b Shoulder external rotation in side-lying Dumbbell Subject is side-lying, with towel between arm and trunk to prevent compensatory shoulder movements, elbow flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder external rotation.
C4a Shoulder internal rotation in 0° abduction Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 1 handle Subject is standing, with towel between arm and trunk to prevent compensatory shoulder movements, elbow flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder internal rotation.
C4b Shoulder internal rotation in side-lying Dumbbell Subject is side-lying, elbow flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder internal rotation.
C5 Elbow flexion with forearm supination Pinoband or dumbbell Subject standing arm at the side, neutral rotation; subject performs elbow flexion/forearm supination.
C6a Horizontal scapular protraction Pinoband or pulley apparatus with 2 handles Subject is standing, elbows flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder flexion to 80° and elbow extension, then scapular protraction.
C6b Vertical scapular protraction Pinoband or dumbbells Subject lying supine, elbows flexed to 90°; subject performs shoulder flexion to 90° and elbow extension, then scapular protraction.
C7 4-point kneeling scapular protraction - Subject in 4-point kneeling position, hands underneath shoulders performs dynamic scapular protraction.
C8 Scapular setting - Subject lying prone with arms held by the side in external rotation; subject holds scapulae in depressed and retracted position.
C9 Posterior shoulder stretch - Subject is standing, pulling the elbow passively across the body into horizontal adduction with the opposite arm.
C10 Lateral neck stretch - Subject is standing, pulling the head into lateral flexion with the opposite arm and is adding the shoulder depression to stretch the ipsilateral neck.
C11 Thoracic spine extension - Supine on the floor, hips and knees flexed to 90 degrees, hands supporting the neck, with thoracic kyphosis lying on a towel roll.