The influence of segmental level and direction of movement on age changes in lumbar motion as assessed by manual examination

Jull G. and Bullock M. (1987) The influence of segmental level and direction of movement on age changes in lumbar motion as assessed by manual examination. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 3 3: 107-116. doi:10.3109/09593988709044172


Author Jull G.
Bullock M.
Title The influence of segmental level and direction of movement on age changes in lumbar motion as assessed by manual examination
Journal name Physiotherapy Theory and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-3985
Publication date 1987
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/09593988709044172
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 107
End page 116
Total pages 10
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
Abstract A study was undertaken on 200 painfree subjects aged 15-65 years to investigate the influence of age on the various directions of motion at each lumbar segment. Motion was assessed by manual examination and graded on a five point motion rating scale. Motion declined with advancing age but the decline was not uniform between the various directions of movement (p < 0.001) and segments tested (p = 0.008). A greater degree of hypomobility was revealed in rotation to the right and lateral flexion to the left than in other directions. The L3-4 and L4-5, segments appeared to be most affected by structural changes which cause stiffness and limitation of movement with age. Despite the fact that lumbar pathology is prevalent at the L5-S1, and L4-5, segments, motion at L5-S1 remained surprisingly constant with age in this painfree population.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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