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Journal of Novel Physiotherapies
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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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