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Scapular Involvement in Overhead Athletes

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring seems to be the overhead athlete season. It marks the beginning of baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, and the CrossFit open, among others. Great demands placed on the shoulder, scapula (shoulder blade), and thoracic spine (middle of the back) during these sports often brings on the onset of shoulder pain. However, not all shoulder pain is directly related to the shoulder, and may in fact be a combination of shoulder, scapula, and spine coordination.1  

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