Suprascapular Neuropathy: An Overview
|Antonios G. Angoules1*, Eleni C. Boutsikari2, Dionysios P. Koukoulas3 and Konstantinos Balakatounis3|
|1Department of Medical Laboratories, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece|
|2Department of Physical Therapy, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece|
|3Physical Therapist, MSc, DPT, Athens, Greece|
|Corresponding Author :||AG Angoules
Department of Medical Laboratories
Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
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|Received: December 12, 2015 Accepted: December 14, 2015 Published: December 26, 2015|
|Citation: Angoules AG, Boutsikari EC, Koukoulas DP, Balakatounis K (2015) Suprascapular Neuropathy: An Overview. J Nov Physiother 5:e143. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000e143|
|Copyright: © Angoules AG, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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