Volunteers aged 18-70 years old needed for a research shoulder study

The Physical Therapy Department is recruiting participants with shoulder pain, ages of 18 to 70 years, to participate in a study entitled ?Effectiveness of cervicothoracic junction manipulation versus placebo on shoulder muscle strength and electromyograpic amplitude in patients with subacromial impingement syndrome.?. The purpose of this study is to examine changes in shoulder muscle strength and activation prior to and following the application of a spinal manipulation technique as compared to a control group performing only home exercises. Participants must have shoulder pain that has been present for less than 12 weeks. Participants will be asked to undergo a clinical examination of the shoulder by a licensed physical therapist. The participant will then have the strength of the shoulder muscles tested. Participation involves 3-4 visits of 5 to 6 hours in total duration. Compensation is provided for completion of the entire study.
If you are interested in participating in this study please call 817-735-2978 or email the PI, Dr. Michael Connors, at michael.connors@unthsc.edu