A qualitative assessment of shoulder girdle elevation during the Upper Limb Tension Test 1

Coppieters, Michel W.J., Stappaerts, Karel H., Everaert, Dirk G.M. and Staes, Filip F.G.M. (1999) A qualitative assessment of shoulder girdle elevation during the Upper Limb Tension Test 1. Manual Therapy, 4 1: 33-38. doi:10.1016/S1356-689X(99)80007-1


Author Coppieters, Michel W.J.
Stappaerts, Karel H.
Everaert, Dirk G.M.
Staes, Filip F.G.M.
Title A qualitative assessment of shoulder girdle elevation during the Upper Limb Tension Test 1
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2769
1356-689X
Publication date 1999-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1356-689X(99)80007-1
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 38
Total pages 6
Place of publication Edinburgh ; Melbourne
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject 110317 Physiotherapy
110905 Peripheral Nervous System
Abstract The ‘feel through range’ and the ‘end-feel’ of the elbow extension, and the elevation of the shoulder girdle during the upper limb tension test for the median nerve are considered important in clinical decision making. As no objective measurements have been published regarding these parameters, a special device was designed in order to obtain objective information on the force by which the shoulder girdle is elevated during the test. The purpose of this technical note is to describe the technical aspects of the device and its practical application. In a pilot study, five asymptomatic subjects have been assessed. The relationship between the elevation of the shoulder girdle and the range of elbow extension has been analysed. The data of five subjects and representative curves of one subject are presented. All five subjects demonstrate a considerable increase in force elevating the shoulder girdle. The results show that the device can be used to measure the force by which the shoulder girdle is elevated throughout the test. Although the number of subjects and the number of repetitions is limited, the data suggest that the method is accurate and that the phenomenon of shoulder girdle elevation during the upper limb tension test in asymptomatic subjects is consistent.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 10 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 19 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 90 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Tue, 20 Jul 2010, 11:09:40 EST by Ms Lynette Adams on behalf of Marketing, Outreach and Corporate Services