Scapular Elevation


Scapular elevation is a superior (upwards) movement of the shoulder girdle – moving the shoulder blade (scapula) up – see Figure 1.

Scapular Elevation

Figure 1. Scapular Elevation.

The key muscles involved in this movement are the upper and middle fibres of the trapezius and the levator scapulae.  The upper fibres of the serratus anterior also play a weak role.

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