Winged Scapulae

A winged scapulae is when your shoulder blade (scapulae) is angled away from the rib cage.  This puts alot of stress on the shoulder blade muscles as they are not designed to suspend the shoulder blade.  This biomechanical overload places a tremendous amount of stress on your posterior scapular stabilizers.

A winged scapulae resulted in faulty shoulder mechanics as the scapulae housed the socket for the shoulder predisposes you to shoulder impingement, biceps tendonitis and even possibly rotator cuff tears.

 

 

 

Causes · Self-Diagnosis · Consequences · Genesis Protocol · Self-Treatment

Causes:

The most common factor contributing to the development of or risk for developing a winged scapula is faulty posture.  When we start to spend more of the day in a rounded posture gravity will continue to win this battle unless …

  • Postural Contributions
  • Movement Contributions
  • Stability Deficit that can lead to a winged scapula are weakness in …

Self-Diagnosis:

To identify if you have a winges scapula …

  • Postural Sign
  • Movement Impairment
  • Symptoms

Consequences:

The consequence of having a winged scapulae is …

 

Genesis Protocol:

This condition definitely requires …

 

Self-Treatment

When we start to spend more of the day in a rounded posture gravity will continue to win this battle unless …

Self-treatment – self treatment strategies include;

  • Posture Awareness
  • Hourly Mobility Exercise
  • Daily Mobility Exercise
  • Bi-weekly Stability Exercise
  • Prevention – to limit your risk of developing an anterior positioned humerus is awareness of your sitting, standing and lifting strategies and performing the treatment program outlined above.

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