Postural and Movement Deficiencies in the Neck and Scapular Region from Sue DuPont
Intro: Describe Typical Posture of Neck and Shoulder Patient
- Why do movement impairments occur?
- What impairments exist?
Methods for Measuring Movement and Postural Impairments
- Neck Positioning Sense
- Motor Control Adaptations (APAs)
- Scapula Dyskinesis
Exercises for Postural & Movement Impairments in Neck and Shoulder Patients
- Neck repositioning exercises
- Deep Neck Flexor exercises
- Scapular rebalancing
- Scapular Strengthening
- Kinetic Chain motor reprogramming
With more people using computers and cell phones than ever before, neck and shoulder pain are on the rise. Assessing movement-related impairments in these patients/clients is an essential skill in managing musculoskeletal pain. This session will explore postural control mechanisms, myofascial imbalances and how they contribute to pain syndromes. Tools for identifying and treating these dysfunctions will also be discussed.