Balmain chiro. Chris knee. Rotator cuff scaption

Balmain Chiro – Shoulder scaption raises with band

In this video, we have our Balmain sports chiro performing a scaption exercise with a band below 90°. This is an excellent exercise for rotator cuff injury, particularly supraspinatus injuries. It is also a useful exercise for subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) or apart of a shoulder strengthening program.

In the acute phase of a shoulder injury, it is important to seek an expert opinion from a chiropractor or physiotherapist on the best rehabilitation approach and rehabilitation exercises. Aspects of this exercise such as timing, intensity and load will change depending on the stage of an injury.

Note that this exercise stops below the height of the shoulder. This is typically performed before full range exercises to minimise potential irritation to the shoulder. We have also shown full range scaption with a band in another video.

This exercise can also be performed with a weight. This is demonstrated in another video.

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Chris Knee

Chris is a chiropractor, sports chiropractor, McKenzie Credentialed practitioner, nutritionist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Chris studied the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Macquarie University from 2016-2019. He is now finishing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree to become a medical doctor.