PNF For Scapular Stabilization

Patient having some shoulder mobility, motor control, or impingement like complaints? Sometimes they need a little PNF to help them restore motor control and proprioceptive awareness to their scapula. 
In this case, the DC student was unable to do push ups without shoulder pain. After restoring her ability to load right cervical retraction and SB, with IASTM and then repeated motions, her scapula stability immediately improved in a push up position. However, resetting an area and eliminating pain may improve function, but it does not improve capacity. She still lacked endurance of her scapular stabilizers and needed some PNF cuing to help facilitate her mid/lower traps on the involved (right side).
PNF For Scapular Stabilization

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