The Serratus Anterior muscle attaches from the upper 8 or 9 ribs to the medial margin of the scapula (shoulder blade).
It plays a large role in scapulo-thoracic motion and as such can often impact upper back, neck and shoulder pain or discomfort, and sometimes even headaches.
For those of us sitting at desks and staring at computer screens a lot of they day, the serratus anterior can often become short and tight as out shoulders spend a lot of time drawn forwards.
Release of this muscle can be performed by your Osteopath, but as we preach here at Motus Life, movement is medicine and simply using this muscle can help to activate it and change the tone in the muscle, loosening it off.
Osteopath and Strength & Conditioning Coach Michelle Andrews shows us a simple exercise to get the serratus anterior moving again.
If you'd prefer more specific advice for you, you can book an appointment with Michelle here
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