Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Scapular. Dyskinesia in the Overhead Throwing Athlete (43) Kibler WB, Sciascia AD, Uhl TL, et al. Br J Sports Med. Apr;44(5) doi: /bjsm Epub Dec 8. Current concepts: scapular dyskinesis. Kibler WB(1), Sciascia A. Kibler Scapular Dyskinesis – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.

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The onset is almost always insidious. Although it occurs in a large number of shoulder injuries, it appears that scapular dyskinesis is a non-specific response to a painful condition in the shoulder rather than a specific response to certain glenohumeral pathology. For stronger or younger population, kiler the test on floor.

Shoulder ER dysoinesis 5. Patient in standing position and is asked to actively squeeze or retract the scapulae together as hard as possible. Static measurements consists 1 infera: Support for above mentioned tests and interventions appears below.

Current tests and measures, while proven to be reliable, have not altogether shown strong validity by demonstrating correlation with biomechanical motion, symptoms, pathology, or outcomes. Lats Pull downs Isometric Scapular Pinch test: An individual able to hold duskinesis squeeze or 15 to 20 sec without any burning pain or noticeable weakness.

Kibler classification of scapular dysfunction. This test is positive if ROM is increased or pain is reduced as the therapist manually assists scapular upward rotation during active UE elevation. Seated Pike lift 6. When refering to evidence in academic writing, you should always try to reference the primary original source. SigelVanessa Rhule and Johnathan Fahrner.

Standing cable column punches 3. Physiopedia is not a substitute for professional advice or expert medical services from a qualified healthcare provider. The content on or accessible through Physiopedia is for informational purposes only.


The presence or absence of scapular dyskinesis needs to be determined during the clinical examination. Prone Y, I, T and W 6. Weakness of scapular muscles mainly serratus anterior or winging usually shows up with 5 to 10 pushups.

Low Row Wall isometrics 4. Advanced Exercises for the Upper Quarter: Retrieved from ” https: Manually Resisted scapular strengthening The scapula serves many roles in order for proper shoulder function to occur. The scapula is protracted and is in anteriorly tilted position secondary to tight pec minor or short head of the biceps at the insertion to the coracoid process.

Current concepts: scapular dyskinesis.

Standing Snow Angels 8. Bear crawl on Swiss ball 4. This test is positive if pain is reduced as the therapist assists active elevation by applying a posterior tilt and external rotation motion to the scapula.

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Scapular Dyskinesia

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Treatment of scapular dyskinesis should begin with optimised anatomy and then progress to the restoration of dynamic scapular stability by strengthening of the scapular stabilisers utilising kinetic chain-based rehabilitation protocols. Patient performs wall pushups for 15 to 20 times. Each role is vital to proper arm function and can only occur when the anatomy around the shoulder is uncompromised.

Side lying ER 8. As in position 2 for LSST, Manual load is applied in anterior, posterior, inferior or superior direction to the arm, and scapula should not move more than 1. Tspine Extension Ex 4. Symptoms of isolated SICK scapula: Wall ball Scours 9. Bagg and Forrest found a ratio of 4.


An examination consisting of visual inspection of the scapular position at rest and during dynamic humeral movements, along with the performance of objective posture measurements and scapular corrective maneuvers, will help the clinician ascertain the extent to which the scapula is involved in the scapupar injury.

That is usually the journal article where the information was first stated. Unfortunately, there are no validated clinical measures to identify a patient as having a tight pectoralis minor muscle. Upper traps stretch Isometrics 1.

Current concepts: scapular dyskinesis.

It includes some great animations! It is recommended that several repeated bouts of arm elevation be observed to assess the affects of fatigue on scapular stabilization. Review of the normal ratio of glenohumeral GH to scapulothoracic ST motion analyzed by Doody et al [3] under three-dimensional analysis found that the ratio of GH to ST motion dyskinesi from 7. Phase I Flexibility 1. These roles include providing synchronous scapular rotation during humeral motion, serving as a stable base for rotator cuff activation and functioning as a link in the kinetic chain.

Intervention is aimed at reducing posterior capsule [19] and pectoralis minor restriction [20] and restoring periscapular mm balance through vyskinesis promoting early and increased serratus scapulwr, lower, and middle trapezius activation while minimizing upper trapezius activity.