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Table 1 Exercise prescription according clinical predominant pathology and patient’s functional status. Every test is performed recording isometric dynamometry (except for the GIRD). The rehabilitation staff prescribes an individualized exercises according to the functional status of the patient (column 3), determined by the functional tests performed in the biomechanical laboratory, and according to the clinical predominant pathology (column 2), determined by the medical staff and the functional tests

From: A protocol for a new methodological model for work-related shoulder complex injuries: From diagnosis to rehabilitation

CLINICAL PREDOMINANT PATHOLOGY ORTHOPEDIC TEST PERFORMED PATHOLOGY RELATED EXERCISES (mandatory) FUNCTIONAL STATUS EXERCISES (optional depending on patient’s functional status)
Rotator Cuff Pathology Jobe test Patte test Gerber test Glenohumeral instability exercises Scapulothoracic instability exercises Strength deficit exercises Internal rotation deficit exercises
Scapular Dyskinesis Scapular Retraction test Lateral Slide Scapular test Scapulothoracic instability exercises Glenohumeral instability exercises Strength deficit exercises Internal rotation deficit exercises
Impingement (micro-instability) Howkins test O’Brien test Internal impingement test Scapulothoracic instability exercises Strength deficit exercises Strength deficit exercises Internal rotation deficit exercises
Instability Apprehension test Glenohumeral instability exercises Scapulothoracic instability exercises Strength deficit exercises Internal rotation deficit exercises
Biceps-SLAP pathology Speed test Upper cut test Biceps load test Glenohumeral instability exercises Strength deficit exercises Scapulothoracic instability exercises Internal rotation deficit exercises
GIRD Sleeper test Internal rotation deficit exercises Glenohumeral instability exercises Scapulothoracic instability exercises Strength deficit exercises