TITLE: Effectiveness of Strengthening and Stretching Exercises for the Postural Correction of Abducted Scapulae: A Review
PUBLICATION: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
AUTHORS : Con Hrysomallis
Abducted scapulae: Scapulae that at rest are abducted in the frontal plane, protracted in the sagittal plane, and internally rotated about a vertical appearance. Gives the appearance of rounded shoulders.
Research review: A critical evaluation of recent research on a particular topic.
Scapular alignment: The position of the scapula at rest on the thorax
Scapulothoracic joint (ST joint): The functional joint formed by the scapula and the thorax. Lacks ligaments, a joint capsule, and direct osseous connections so it isn’t considered a true joint.