In shoulder rehabilitation, it is important to evaluate scapular stability. However, it is not revealed how the mechanism runs for scapular stability. Additionally, the contribution of scapular muscles for scapular stability remains a matter of debate. Wherefore, I suggest some studies in this section to understand the function of scapulothoracic joint and the mechanism of scapular stability in detail. In the results of these studies, it was revealed that each scapular muscle activation is different for shoulder isometric contraction, and the exercise for a scapular muscle increases only the shoulder muscle strength of specific movement direction. If we can consider each scapular muscle individually by utilizing these results, we can provide more effective rehabilitation program.
Part of the book: Clinical Physical Therapy