Scapular Dyskinesis


A realy useful paper by Scott Sevinsky MSPT.

Guidelines for Integrated Rehabilitation of Scapular Dyskinesis 1 Exercises Weeks (estimate)
Scapular Motion
Thoracic posture 1 – 3
Trunk flexion/extension/rotation 1 – 3
Lower abdominal / hip extensors 1 – 5
Muscular Flexibility
Massage 1 – 2
Modalities (US, electrical stimulation) 1 – 3
Stretching (AA, Passive, PNF) 1 – 8
Corner stretches (pectoralis minor) 1 – 3
Towel roll stretches (pectoralis minor) 1 – 3
Levator scapulae stretches 1 – 3
“Sleeper” position stretches (shoulder external rotators) 1 – 3
Closed Kinetic Chain Co-contraction Exercises
Weight shifting 1 – 2
Balance board 1 – 2
Scapular clock 1 – 2
Rhythmic ball stabilization 2
Weight-bearing isometric extension 1 – 2
Wall push-ups 2
Table push-ups 3 – 5
Modified prone push ups 5 – 8
Axially Loaded AROM Exercises
Scaption slide 2 – 5
Flexion slide 2 – 5
Abduction glide 3 – 5
Diagonal slides 2 – 6
Integrated Open Chain Exercises
Scapular motion exercises plus arm elevation 3 – 8
Unilateral/bilateral tubing pulls with trunk motion 4 – 8
Modified lawn mower series 3 – 6
Dumbbell punches with stride (progressive height & resistance) 6 – 8
Lunge series with dumbbell reaches 5 – 8
Plyometric Sports Specific Exercises
Medicine ball and catch 6 – 10
Reciprocal tubing exercises 6 – 10

You can download the whole paper as a PDF here.

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