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Comparison of Activity in Scapular Stabilizing Muscles during Knee Push-Up Plus and Modified Vojta’s 3-Point Support Exercises

Department of Physical Therapy, Dankook University, Cheonan 31116, Korea
Academic Editor: Filipe Manuel Clemente
Healthcare 2021, 9(12), 1636; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121636
Received: 29 October 2021 / Revised: 22 November 2021 / Accepted: 22 November 2021 / Published: 26 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sport and Exercise Medicine)
Selective serratus anterior (SA) strengthening without compensatory movement of the shoulder stabilizers is essential for shoulder stability and functional movement without causing shoulder injury and dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to compare electromyographic (EMG) activity between the SA, upper trapezius (UT), lower trapezius (LT), and pectoralis major (PM) during the knee push-up plus (KPUP) and modified Vojta’s 3-point support (MV3PS) exercises. Scapular stabilizer muscle activity (UT, LT, SA, and PM) was investigated during the KPUP and MV3PS exercises in 40 healthy adults (19 males, 21 females) using surface EMG. Muscle activity of the SA was significantly higher during the MV3PS exercise than during the KPUP (p < 0.05). However, muscle activity in the PM was significantly lower during the MV3PS exercise (p < 0.05). In addition, the LT and UT showed less muscle activity during the MV3PS exercise, although the difference was not statistically significant (p > 0.05). These findings suggest that the MV3PS exercise better activates the SA than KPUP. View Full-Text
Keywords: push-up plus; knee push-up plus; vojta therapy; scapular stabilizer muscles push-up plus; knee push-up plus; vojta therapy; scapular stabilizer muscles
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Lim, H. Comparison of Activity in Scapular Stabilizing Muscles during Knee Push-Up Plus and Modified Vojta’s 3-Point Support Exercises. Healthcare 2021, 9, 1636. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121636

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Lim H. Comparison of Activity in Scapular Stabilizing Muscles during Knee Push-Up Plus and Modified Vojta’s 3-Point Support Exercises. Healthcare. 2021; 9(12):1636. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121636

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Lim, Hyoungwon. 2021. "Comparison of Activity in Scapular Stabilizing Muscles during Knee Push-Up Plus and Modified Vojta’s 3-Point Support Exercises" Healthcare 9, no. 12: 1636. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121636

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