Journal article

Measurement of scapula upward rotation: a reliable clinical procedure.

L Watson, SM Balster, C Finch, R Dalziel

British Journal of Sports Medicine | Published : 2005

Abstract

BACKGROUND: It is important to deal with the scapula when developing rehabilitation strategies for the shoulder complex. This requires clinical measurement tools that are readily available and easy to apply and which provide a reliable evaluation of scapula motion. AIM: To determine the reliability of the Plurimeter-V gravity inclinometer for the measurement of scapular upward rotation positions during humeral elevation in coronal abduction in a group of patients with shoulder pathology. METHOD: Twenty six patients were assessed in two repeat tests within a single testing session. Patients exhibiting a wide spectrum of shoulder pathology were selected. The angle of scapular upward rotation w..

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