March 16, 2018 – Ways the Shoulder Blade Can Move

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📐WAYS THE SHOULDER BLADE CAN MOVE 🔄 – Ep.162 [INFO]
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❇️When we think of the shoulder blade we mostly assume 2 movements: ➡️forward and back ⬅️
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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:
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🔹Elevation
🔸Depression
🔹Medial Rotation
🔸Lateral Rotation
🔹Protraction
🔸Retraction
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✳️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.
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🔶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.

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