Shoulder Anatomy: Teres Minor
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MUSCLE OF THE DAY: TERES MINOR (one of the four rotator cuff muscles. Smaller than its bigger brother Teres Major, but does all the same things as the Infraspinatus muscle. The TM sits below the Infraspinatus, deep to the triceps long head, and superior to the latissimus dorsi.
Origin: Lateral Border of Scapula
Insertion: Greater Tuberosity Humerus
Action: External Rotation, Horizontal abduction, Extension (stabilization of the glenohumeral joint is the primary role of each rotator cuff muscle).
Read more about shoulder dysfunctions and how scapular positioning (SICK Scapula) may not result in pain. Pain is a VERY complex phenomenia and we can't scare our clients into this kind of thinking. Read more from The PreHab guys here.
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