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The Shoulder Girdle: Matwork for Stability & Function

Workshop details

Duration 2 hours


REPs 2.0
REPs independently endorsed education

Explore the normal healthy functioning of the shoulder girdle, some of the interruptions that can occur and exercise progressions to restore optimal function in this lecture/demo developed by the Merrithew team. First, break down the anatomy and biomechanics, available range of motion and typical movement patterns of the shoulder girdle, analyzing scapular movement, humeral movement and relevant muscular action. Next, address some common abnormal or dysfunctional movement patterns that can result from injury or overuse. And finally, discover exercise progressions done on the Mat with small props to rebuild normal muscle action and movement patterning as well as shoulder girdle exercises that can challenge and prepare for specific activities and enhance performance.

Specialty tracks

Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning

Learning objectives

  1. Understand optimal function and movement patterns of shoulder girdle
  2. Understand common dysfunctions
  3. Review anatomy and muscular involvement
  4. Learn Mat-based exercises and progressions to optimize shoulder girdle function

AV equipment used in this workshop

  • Head mic and sound system
  • Slide presentation
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Laptop

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