Physio Tips #1 Scapula positioning

The position and coordinated movement of the scapula is important. When looking at the upper quadrant it is important to note where the scapula sits in space in relation to the spine, to the other scapula, to the neck and whether it is tipped forward or downward. Typical instructions of how to "set the scapula" is to bring it back and down. Often what I end up seeing when I cue this way is a depression and retraction of the scap. People are protracted with poor postures when sitting at the computer or looking at their phones so the retraction is good, but often overdone for a resting/starting position. The "down" cue often creates an over recruitment of the lats to depress the scap. The lats

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