The Shoulder Girdle: Function & Issues

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is the function of the shoulder girdle?
  2. Describe four movements of the scapulae and give examples of each.
  3. What six arm movements are made possible by the shoulder girdle’s mobility? Give examples of each.
  4. Name some potential shoulder injuries.
  5. What two factors are often considered keys to understanding potential issues and how to keep the shoulder joint safe?
  6. What common aspects of modern life may cause issues with the shoulder girdle?
  7. Describe the anatomy behind a forward head and slumped shoulders.
  8. Describe the serratus anterior muscles and their function.
  9. Why are the serratus muscles often tight and weak?
  10. Describe practices for healthy shoulders.