ערן רשף- פיזיותרפיסט. מרפאת ProPhysio לפציעות ספורט ושיקום.
Exercise N. 24- The bear hug
main function: strengthening the Serratus Anterior muscle
the Serratus anterior is a strong and important scapula stabilizer and its ability to function and contract, determine to a great deal the general strength of shoulder movement and the stability of the entire shoulder girdle. In impingement syndrome patients, this muscle usually tend to be weak and therefore not performing their role in functional shoulder movement and stability.
Patients that display the "winging scapula" tend to suffer for a weak Serratus anterior muscle.
The Serratus anterior muscle is also important in postural control and strengthening it can assist patients with postural problems that tend to lead to neck and upper back pain.
(in accordance with the instructions and treatment plan prescribed by the physiotherapist or GP and their approval)