Technique Highlight: Subscapularis Release | Modern Manual Therapy Blog

Technique Highlight: Subscapularis Release

Dysfunction in the subscapularis can be seen in

  • shoulder impingement patients
  • AROM with a painful arc
  • frozen shoulder
  • patients who have been wearing a sling long enough for adaptive shortening of the internal rotators
  • any patient with limited ER or elevation

This is an older video, showing a progression of forces and functional movement based releases for the subscapularis. I also review lateral upper arm release to effectively work on two of the more common upper quarter patterns of dysfunction. You can use the lateral upper arm release on patients who are limited by pain and or post-op protocol, then progress them to the functional subscapularis release once they are no longer limited.





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