Tag Archives: Scapula
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Assessing Scapular Position

While I have openly stated in the past that assessing scapular position is not as significant as looking at dynamic mobility, I do feel it is worth starting your assessment with position. You have to know where to start to know where to go.

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Band Resisted Horizontal Abduction with a Press

A New Exercise for Shoulder, Scapula, and Core Control

Here is an exercise that works shoulder, scapula, & core control. I’m a fan of exercises that promote strength & stability in one exercise.

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Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

Assessing Shoulder and Scapular Dynamic Mobility

A thorough assessment of the shoulder must look at the posture and dynamic mobility of both the shoulder and scapula. More importantly, we need to assess the interaction between the shoulder and scapula and not look at the two in isolation.

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yoga stability push up

Yoga Stability Push Up

I’ve recently been playing around with a variation of the yoga push up on an unstable surface. The yoga push up exercise integrates a push up with a plus with the downward dog yoga position. You can also perform this exercise on an unstable surface, such as a stability ball to enhance stability of the shoulder and scapula.

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Poor scapular position

Is Resting Scapular Position Important?

Based on our current understanding of scapular posture, it is hard to place a lot of emphasis on static posture as it does not appear to be reliable, valid, correlate to injury, or correlate to poor movement patterns.

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scapular stability push up on unstable surface

Using Unstable Surfaces to Enhance Scapular Stability

If you are trying to enhance someone’s scapular stability and possible reduce scapular dyskinesis, performing the push up with a plus exercise on an unstable surface appears to be a valuable option.

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scapula cheerleader exercise

A Simple Exercise for the Scapula, Posterior Chain, and Posture

Next time you are looking for a drill to enhance scapular control, posterior chain strength, and postural awareness, try this exercise.

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Self Myofascial Release for the Teres Major

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the importance of the teres major muscle and how I often find it an area of tightness in my clients.  I recommended focusing on that area during manual therapy and some of your self myofascial release techniques. I’ve had a lot of readers ask for […]

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