If I were to choose one thing that I would want a client to really understand when it comes to body awareness its….scapular control. It is EVERYTHING to all body weight, pulling, and pressing movements . It also tends to get impinged and tight with poor motor control over time. Tight upper traps tend to be a common complaint. With a combination of strengthening, mobility, stability, and proper motor control it can improve significantly, but first you should understand what the shoulder blades do.
1.) Protraction: Shoulder blades move away from each other
2.) Retraction: Shoulder blades move toward each other
3.) Elevation: Shoulder blades move upward
4.) Depression: Shoulder blades move downward
5.) Upward Rotation: Shoulder blades move upward along rib cage.
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Side note: Yes, I know have some tightness going on and that one moves better than the other. Its being addressed currently.
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