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Scapular Stability & Control

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Mar

Scapular Stability & Control

There are two main types of kinetic chain movements – open and closed.  Open chain movements allow the hands and feet to move freely in space.  Closed chain movements fix your hands or feet to an immovable surface.  Open chain movements are purely motor control.  There is no help from external forces. Closed chain movements react to the environment.  Feedback from the surface propels the joints into ranges of motion beyond what the brain alone can provide.The easiest position for the scapula to mobilize is when the shoulder socket sits axially. Shoulder blade position is tied to shoulder socket position.  Centered along a perfectly vertical or horizontal plane, the glenohumeral joint allows the shoulder blade to move freely.

There are two main types of kinetic chain movements – open and closed.  Open chain movements allow the hands and feet to move freely in space.  Closed chain movements fix your hands or feet to an immovable surface.  Open chain movements are purely motor control.  There is no help from external forces.  Closed chain movements react to the environment.  Feedback from the surface propels the joints into ranges of motion beyond what the brain alone can provide.
The easiest position for the scapula to mobilize is when the shoulder socket sits axially.Shoulder blade position is tied to shoulder socket position.  Centered along a perfectly vertical or horizontal plane, the glenohumeral joint allows the shoulder blade to move freely.

 

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