❇️When we think of the shoulder blade we mostly assume 2 movements: ➡️forward and back ⬅️
In reality the scapula floats around the rib cage, supported by the soft tissue around the shoulder and 1️⃣7️⃣muscle attachments. This combination produces an endless number of movements but can include:
✳️There’s some schools of thought that think scapular position and movements don’t have any influence on subsequent pain in your neck, shoulder, etc. Personally I think it depends on a case to case basis.
🔶I think knowing these movements are key, especially if you have a patient who responds better to their pain with control in a certain position. 👀 Check out the diagram above for the primary muscles producing each movement.