Critical reflection of the advanced rehabilitation of an elite rugby league player sustaining a posterior Bankart lesion

Phys Ther Sport. 2013 Feb;14(1):60-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2012.01.002. Epub 2012 Apr 6.


The following is a critical description and discussion of the successful assessment and rehabilitation of a right shoulder posterior Bankart repair in an elite rugby league player. The rehabilitation follows accelerated, goal based guidelines, widely adopted in current sports practice but not well documented in the literature (Funk & Snow, 2007; Park, Lin, Yokota, & McFarland, 2004). The study serves to be the first critical discussion of such a regime.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Football / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Physical Therapy Modalities / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Shoulder Dislocation / etiology
  • Shoulder Dislocation / rehabilitation*