Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Scapular Stability

This exercise is a great quick screen for scapulothoracic Stability. It's a pushup plus from the quadriped position. There should be a straight line from the pelvis to the top of the head as the athlete presses his hands "through the floor"; ABD/ADDing the scapulae.

This is an athlete with a history of several L anterior shoulder subluxations. Although the exercise is the test and the test is the exercise, even this one is obviously outside their zone of function and you need to come up with alternatives.

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