Weighted Scapular Dyskinesia Test

In this video Therapist Kevin Florentino and Athletic Trainer Jared Ventura demonstrate the Weighted Scapular Dyskinesia Test.


  • The patient will be in an upright sitting or standing position
  • Both scapular must be exposed
  • The therapist may use a video recorder for further evaluation at a later time
  • The patient performs 5 bilateral repetitions of shoulder flexion through full ROM
  • Repeat having the patient perform abduction

To determine weight:

  • 3lb weights if patient is < 68.1kg or 150lbs
  • 5lbs weights if patient is > 68.1kg or 150lbs


  • Pass = Patient demonstrates normal scapular movement
  • Fail = Patient demonstrates abnormal scapular movement