The scapula and clavicle are usually referred to as the shoulder girdle, but do they really comprise a “girdle”? In this free Digital COMT video, I make the case that the shoulder girdle would be better termed the shoulder corset. This video plus 100s more are available on DCOMT.
An excellent demonstration of the force that can be generated by using body weight is to lean down onto a bathroom weight scale that is placed on a table that is positioned as various heights. Simply relax and lean into the scale with your body weight and notice the force that you generate.
One potential risk factor for shoulder pain is scapular dyskinesis. Scapular dyskinesis refers to altered position and motion of the scapula.
The shoulder girdle is probably better described as a shoulder corset. This Digital COMT by Dr. Joe Muscolino video describes why.
Two opposing muscle groups, the “facilitated” muscles that are locked short and the “inhibited” muscles that are locked long.