Tag Archives: Scapula
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 teres major

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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Scapular Dyskinesis

Scapular Dyskinesis

Scapular Dyskinesis is a diverse topic that may confuse many people when trying to figure out what to look for, how to assess, and how to treat. My goal is to simplify what to look for and give you the steps I follow to develop a thorough treatment program. Many people struggle with scapular dyskinesis because they miss one or more important portions of the treatment process.

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cueing the core during shoulder elevation

Cueing the Core to Enhance Shoulder Elevation

Here is a quick video showing how someone may hyperextend the spine with simple arm elevation exercises, such as a full can exercises, and how cueing them to engage their core corrects the movement.

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Self-myofascial release teres major

Teres Major: An Important Muscle that is Often Overlooked in Throwers

Working on the teres major soft tissue with some self myofascial release techniques is an important, yet often overlooked, area to emphasize in baseball pitchers and other overhead athletes.

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static and dynamic scapula position

The Curious Case of the Wiggles

This post features my summary and comments on an interesting video case of scapular winging.

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