Arcadia’s Shoulder Research Center Seeks Study Participants

By Caitlin Burns | October 20, 2017

Arcadia University’s Shoulder Research Center is seeking patients for a six-week exercise rehabilitation study on rotator cuff tendinopathy. The National Institutes of Health grant funded trial, conducted in collaboration with the University of Oregon, studies shoulder muscle activation patterns in patients with rotator cuff injuries, as well as the effects of both pain and exercise on these patterns.

Dr. Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, professor and chair of Physical Therapy; Dr. Kshamata Shah, PT, PhD, assistant professor of Physical Therapy; Dr. Dan Safford ’16DPT, MAT, CSCS, adjunct lab instructor; Alyson Fowler, Physical Therapy assessor; and Kate Madden, study coordinator, are leading the study to look at patients’ pain before and after a pain relieving subacromial injection, as well as after a six-week rehabilitation program.

The team is looking for participants between the ages of 21 and 55 who are interested in this clinical trial.

For more information, contact To apply for the study, complete the screening questionnaire.