The influence of thoracic posture and movement on range of arm elevation

Crawford H.J. and Jull G.A. (1993) The influence of thoracic posture and movement on range of arm elevation. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 9 3: 143-148. doi:10.3109/09593989309047453


Author Crawford H.J.
Jull G.A.
Title The influence of thoracic posture and movement on range of arm elevation
Journal name Physiotherapy Theory and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-3985
Publication date 1993
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/09593989309047453
Volume 9
Issue 3
Start page 143
End page 148
Total pages 6
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Abstract The relationships between range of bilateral arm elevation, thoracic extension range used in this task and thoracic posture were examined in 60 normal females assigned to either younger or older groups. Arm elevation was measured with a Myrin goniometer and thoracic kyphosis and extension range by two inclinometers. The results indicate that bilateral arm elevation induced an average of 15 degrees and 13 degrees of thoracic extension in the younger and the older groups, respectively. This represented half of the available extension range in the young subjects, but nearly 70% of available range in the older subjects. A strong relationship was found between range of arm elevation and range of thoracic extension used in this movement in younger subjects. A large kyphosis was associated with reduced arm elevation in older subjects.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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