Scapular Depression


Scapular depression is an inferior (downwards) movement of the shoulder girdle – moving the shoulder blade (scapula) down, away from your ear – see Figure 1.

Scapular Depression

Figure 1. Scapular Depression.

The key muscles involved in this movement are the latissimus dorsi and the pectoralis minor.  The pectoralis major and the lower fibres of the trapezius also play a weak role.

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