In the course of the Scapula Alata Team Intensive Seminar, orthopedic technicians and physiotherapists were given for the first time in Germany a solid training in theory and practice for two days. Speakers included Lisbeth Rejsenhus physiotherapist / Founder of Skulderklinikken Viborg (Shoulder Clinics Viborg), Denmark, Henrik Tingleff, CPO, Denmark, and Dino Gallo, CPO, Ortholutions.
Figure 2 above: Liisi Sokman, Mediana, Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim, and Thomas Pielmeier, Physio-Tom, Nuremberg, (from left to right) at the Scapula Alata Team Intensive Seminar # 1 at the Ortholutions Seminar Center in Rosenheim.
Martin Großmüller is a sports therapist and physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience. Martin was also certified in 2019 for the treatment of Scapula Alata. He has specialized in the shoulder joint for about 6 years and almost exclusively treats patients with shoulder problems. For the Deputy Team Manager Therapy of Ortema GmbH at the Orthopedic Clinic Markgröningen, purposeful and holistic therapeutic work goes hand in hand pre- and postoperatively.
‘Scapula Alata is caused by a disorder of the thoracic nerve, which leads to decreased function of the serratus anterior muscle. Serratus anterior is responsible for keeping the Scapula stable and in proper motion. With reduced function in the Serratus muscle, the Scapula lifts into a winged position and moves in the opposite direction to the spine.The patient will suffer from various types of difficulties, ranging from tiredness in the arm to disabling pain, diminished strength, restricted mobility and radiation symptoms.’ [Source]