Scapular Winging: Commonly called winged scapula. A type of scapular dysfunction or dyskinesis in which part or all of medial border of the scapula is prominent and lifts away from the posterior wall of the thorax in both static and dynamic conditions. This could indicate the presence of a SLAP (Superior Labrum Anterior and Posterior) lesion, weakness of the serratus anterior, rhomboids, the lower, middle, and upper trapezius, tight shoulder rotators; as well as a long thoracic nerve problem.
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The scapular walls slide is an upper body exercise which promotes scapula stability while moving the shoulders through a large range of motion. They help to promote the proper scapular stabilizer muscles, especially the lower traps and are often used as part of rehabilitation for shoulder injuries with scapular dyskinesis. Proper functioning of the scapular stabilizers is important for scapulohumeral rhythm, glenohumeral movement and health. This exercise helps combat the effects of upper trap and rhomboid dominance. They can be performed standing or seated.
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