14 Oct Improve Scapula Control
The scapula is one of the least congruent joints in the body. There is no bony articulation between the scapula and the thorax. This is why the scapula can move so easily, essentially it is a free floating bone that can move into protraction/retraction, elevation/depression, anterior tilt/posterior tilt, internal/external rotation and upward/downward rotation. This video will help you visualize scapula movements. We can not change the structure of this scapulothoracic joint, however we can improve scapular control! Scapula position is almost fully determined by the pulling of muscle groups that attach onto the scapula. The scapula is the core of the upper body, this is where force comes in through and gets distributed out of. This article will demonstrate exercises that you can do on your own to improve your scapula control.