How’s your back feeling?
Could scapular dyskinesis be the cause of your back or shoulder pain?
“Basically, a large part of the population has shoulder and back pain,” says Josée Rochon, a research assistant in the faculty’s integrative musculoskeletal research lab.
The lab’s conducting a study to determine if fixing abnormal shoulder motion could help prevent or treat back pain.
Pain and discomfort in those areas are often associated with scapular dyskinesis, an abnormal shoulder blade position or motion.
The study is seeking right-hand dominant men and women to compare muscle activation within the upper, middle and lower trapezius in individuals with and without scapular dyskinesis. The team will also be comparing the position and movement patterns of the scapula when stationary and in motion.
Participants will need to commit to one visit of approximately 1.5 hours, performing simple tasks at the shoulder while connected to various markers and electrodes.
Interested? Contact scribbanslab [at] umanitoba [dot] ca to sign-up or for more information.
This project was approved by the Education/Nursing Research Ethics Board (ENREB). If you have questions or concerns, contact the Human Ethics Coordinator at the U of M at (204) 474-7122 or humanethics [at] umanitoba [dot] ca