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Jan 29, 2021

A client has frozen shoulder: a painful, limiting condition, and she is prescribed a powerful drug (methylprednisolone) to help manage it. When it is appropriate for massage to enter this situation?




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Roberts, Jefferson R. “What is the Role of Oral Corticoids in the Treatment of Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS) (Adhesive Capsulitis)?” Last modified November 12, 2020. 


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