Influence of pectoralis minor and upper trapezius lengths on observable scapular dyskinesis


YEŞİLYAPRAK S. S., Yuksel E., Kalkan S.

PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT, vol.19, pp.7-13, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.08.002
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL THERAPY IN SPORT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-13
  • Keywords: Scapula, Shoulder, Biomechanics/upper extremity, SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME, CLINICAL METHOD, MUSCLE-ACTIVITY, KINEMATICS, INDIVIDUALS, REHABILITATION, PROGRAM, PEOPLE, PAIN
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Although a relationship between short pectoralis minor and upper trapezius and scapular dyskinesis has been postulated, no studies have investigated this theory. Understanding the effect of these muscle lengths on observable scapular dyskinesis may aid in determining risks and therefore making treatment decisions. Being aware of the magnitude of this effect would help gauge the significance of risks involved. Our aim was to evaluate the influence of pectoralis minor and upper trapezius lengths on scapular dyskinesis.