Scapula Dyskinesis

Scapula dyskinesis refers to an altered motion or position of the shoulder blade. Research suggests that no ideal scapula position exists. Instead of immediately assuming any asymmetries are a problem, perhaps they should be viewed as ‘normal movement variability’, as the presence of dyskinesis is about equal in those with and without pain.

From a rehab / training stance, exercises aimed at improving scapula control or strength do not appear to normalise scapula motion but can improve pain symptoms and function regardless. Aim to create ‘robustness’ at the shoulder (movement & strength in all directions) rather than thinking about ‘stability’ or rigidity. ‘Critical and theoretical perspectives on scapula stabilisation: What does it really mean, and are we on the right track?’ McQuade et al. Physical Therapy. 2016 #shoulders #shouldersworkout #dyskinesis #scapularstability #strongshoulders #movement #movementculture #movementismedicine #londonfitness #kensingtonfitness #exercisephysiology #physiology #exercisephysiologist #anatomy #physiotherapists #londonphysio #yoga #londonyoga #overhead #swimmer #swimmerslife #sport #rehab #physicaltherapy #exercisetherapy

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