6 responses to “Subacromial Space”

  1. Bastien

    Hello Aaron,
    Thank you for your article.

    Just a quick question regarding “Scapula Retraction, Upward Rotation, & Posterior Tilt”.

    Do you advise a specific “mobility drill” on this matter ?

    NB : my physio told me to not do much overhead movement as it might rub my supraspinatus.


  2. Srael

    Hi Aaron,

    I’m looking to specializes in post rehabilitation exercise while working as a trainer. I’m interested in how or when to start overhead training. From my studies in pathology and anatomy, I’m using the “if you can sleep on your shoulder then you are safe for overhead work”. I would like to know, from a PT aspect, is there a more scientific approach to determining when overhead exercises are appropriate.

    Also, what’s your opinion of Rolfing Structural Integration as a form to correct structure and posture at the chronic stage of injury.


  3. Andy

    Hey, I was wondering if you had any suggestions or could point me in the right direction of where I could find information about this issue regarding limited subacromial space due to past history of lifting heavy weights. I used to play collegiate football and probably did too much heavy bench and squats. I’m a graduate level kinesiology student and have been doing all the exercises to strengthen the planes of motion and muscle groups you have described for a few years but have seen very little, if any improvement. I no longer lift heavy weights and feel as if I have decreased my subacromial space because I feel no tightness or weakness but have very limited rom, particularly overhead. I also have a similar issue with femoro-acetabular impingement, I’ve found a few tips through the Postural Restoration Institute but still not much luck. I understand it takes a lot of time to see improvement and each case is situational but am just looking for some guidance on where I can seek information. Thanks.

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