Prehab Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Developing Scapular Musculature

Prehab Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Developing Scapular Musculature


What muscles should I strengthen to lessen the chances of developing shoulder impingement syndrome?



Three of the four primary risk factors for shoulder impingement syndrome have to deal with scapular musculature. These muscles need to be balanced, stable, & work in a proper rhythm with the rest of our surrounding muscles. Unfortunately, these muscle are often ignored in traditional training programs placing the athlete at an increased risk for impingement syndrome.


We have developed our prehab program to functionally strengthen & challenge these muscles so that it will transition well to the challenges you will face on the field. Our favorite prehab exercise includes variable scapular motions & is called I’s, T’s, W’s, & Y’s. Check out this exercise in the video above!


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