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Scapula (Shoulder Blade) Realignment

therapyroom1 picture of a woman pushing her hands to the ceiling to realign her shoulder blade

Movement of the arm requires joint mobility and muscular stability working together, optimal muscle function of the shoulder girdle is key to a healthy pain free shoulder, neck and arm.

There are a lot of muscles within and around the shoulder that creates movement of the arm, the scapula, the shoulder and the clavicle.
Muscle, bone and connective tissue adapt to how we use them and during a day our arms are often positioned out in front of the body: computing, driving, pushing a stroller/walker/cart, slumped on a sofa. This positioning, along with all of our other daily habits of grasping, clenching and tensing leads to shortened muscles, winged shoulder blades and internal rotation of the shoulder joint which can lead to neck impingement and eventual rotator cuff tendonitis/tear and misalignment of the shoulder. What is noticeable to note here is that lung issues are also affected i.e. COAD, asthma, bronchitis etc.

So in this exercise we are going to show you how we are realign the scapula with a rehabilitation exercise we created at Therapyroom1

Level – Intermediate/Late Stage

Equipment – None

Exercise

If you need your shoulder examined or treated and this sounds like your injury call or visit us at Therapyroom1 for this rehabilitation exercise.

Note:// Although these exercises are designed to help you help yourself, we urge caution in all rehabilitation that you do. If you feel pain, please  call 01522 511834 and make an appointment and see one of our highly trained practitioners. Remember we have not examined you!

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