scapulothoracic

scapulothoracic

 [skap″u-lo-thŏ-ras´ik]
pertaining to the scapula and thorax.

scap·u·lo·thor·a·cic

(ST) (skap'yū-lō-thōr-as'ik)
Relating to the scapula and the dorsal thorax.
See also: shoulder complex

scapulothoracic

(skăp″ū-lō-thō-răs′ĭk) [″ + Gr. thorax, chest]
Concerning the scapula and thorax.

scapulothoracic

pertaining to the scapula and thorax.
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Additionally, investigations incorporating three-dimensional modeling are needed to directly assess scapulothoracic and glenohumeral angular positions on the subacromial space.
7) Motion at the clavicle assists in maintaining scapulothoracic movement and functionality of the shoulder.
Care was taken to ensure minimal to no motion occurred at the scapulothoracic joint.
When the hand is back on the barre it may cause the elbow to be behind the body, which then destabilizes the scapulothoracic area of the back [the shoulder blade wings off the rib cage]," says Molnar.
For example, overhead throwing can irritate and inflame gliding surfaces between the shoulder blade (scapula) and chest wall--a common problem called scapulothoracic bursitis, explains Michael S.
The shoulder complex comprises the glenohumeral, acromiaclavicular, sternoclavicular, scapulothoracic joints and the subacromial space.
They cover anatomy and approaches; glenohumeral instability; rotator cuff and biceps; sternoclavicular joint and clavicle fractures; humeral and scapular fractures; glenhumeral arthritis; muscle ruptures, scapulothoracic articulation, and nerve problems; elbow trauma; and elbow stiffness.
The prescription of the EC or FC as a strengthening exercise will therefore activate all the rotator cuff and many scapulothoracic muscles to a significant proportion of their maximal voluntary contraction and will most likely result in similar strength adaptations to all these muscle groups.
Whilst the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints were included for treatment in the intervention group, I note that the scapulothoracic component was not included.
Overuse, trauma of the tendons, anatomic variations of the acromion or coracoid process may lead to narrowing of the subacromial space, while glenohumeral or scapulothoracic joint instability, faulty posture or posterior capsule tightness may result in impingement due to "relative narrowing" (1,7).