Serratus Anterior Activation

(for Upper Body Dysfunction):

By Brent Brookbush DPT, PT, COMT, MS, PES, CES, CSCS, H/FS

 

Courses

Serratus Anterior Activation

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATA - BOC)
Continuing Competence Units (CCU's)

1 Credits

For a complete review of origins, insertions, neural innervations, actions, integrated actions, arthrokinematics, motor behavior, subsystem involvement, and trigger points – check out these articles:

  • Serratus Anterior

For an introduction to activation exercise, including a list of commonly activated muscles, the goal of activation exercise, activation circuits, progression, acute variables, order of activation exercise and a PDF of the “Integrated warm-up template”, check out this article:

  • Introduction to Activation Exercise

Signs of under-activity and a maladaptive increase in length:

Carefully assess dysfunction in every individual before suggesting corrective techniques.

Overhead Squat Assessment:

  • Arms Fall (Long/Under-active)
  • Shoulders Elevate (Long/Under-active)

 

Manual Muscle Testing (MMT):

  • Serratus Anterior Manual Muscle Testing (MMT) for an Active Population (1):
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