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Prevention of Shoulder injuries In Exercise Programmes [news]

It is important for anyone working with clients to recognise uncontrolled or faulty movement . It is only a matter of time before he’s off to his health professional with a strain or pain. By Jacqui Clark

When a swimmer has inadequate backward tilt of the scapula in full elevation of the arm, he is at risk of an impingement injury. When a person lifts weights in the gym doing lateral raise (see fig. 1) with herlevator scapulae muscles and rhomboids pulling harder than her serratus anterior and trapezius muscles, she forces her scapula into downward rotation, instead of upward rotation, again risking an impingement injury.

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