Latest Research in Musculoskeletal Health


Lumbar-Locked Thorax Mobility Can be Reliably Performed by Novice and Expert Clinicians. 

Reliability of Visual Estimation for Quadruped Lumbar-Locked Position in Determining Thoracic Rotation Mobility 

Presented by: Katie Whetstone, Kyle Matsel, Sarah Gehres, Andrew Patton, Kate Schwartzkopf-Phifer

  • Visual estimation of thoracic rotation ROM is reliable and valid for screening those with < 50 degrees of motion.
  • It doesn't matter if you are a DPT student, an orthopedic resident, or an expert clinician with 10 years of expertise!
  • Moderate to Substantial Intra-rater and Test Retest Reliability was demonstrated for all testers.