Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population

James Furness, Wayne A Hing, Rodney R Pope, Michael Climstein

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Question: What is the intra-rater reliability of two measures of thoracic ROM? Do elite surfers possess greater thoracic ROM than age- and gender-matched controls? 
Design: Clinical measurement intra-rater reliability (repeated measures) studies and matched cohort study. 
Participants: 30 participants (30.84 ± 10.96 years, female n =16, male n =14) to determine reliability of existing thoracic rotation measure; 27 participants (31.69 ± 11.52 years, female n = 15, male n = 12) to determine reliability of new method to assess thoracic mobility in the sagittal plane; 15 elite surfers (26.47 ± 4.59 years, male n =15) and 11 age- and gender-matched control participants (drawn from the reliability study) for thoracic ROM study. 
Outcome measures: Movement excursion distance, joint angles measured by an inclinometer. 
Results: Intra-rater reliability (within and between sessions) intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) values ranged between 0.95 - 0.99 for thoracic ROM measures. There was no significant difference in sagittal plane thoracic ROM between groups; however the elite surfers had significantly greater rotation than the control participants (mean rotation 63.57° versus 40.80°, respectively, p < 0.001). 
Conclusion: The thoracic ROM measures have good intra-rater reliability. Elite surfers exhibit greater thoracic rotation ROM than matched controls. 
Key Practice Points:•Further research is warranted to assess the prognostic value of thoracic rotation ROM for surfing performance and injury risk.•The described thoracic ROM measures can be reliably used by a single clinician to assess changes and differences in thoracic ROM, but further research is required to assess their inter-rater reliability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages50-50
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015: Connect - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 3 Oct 20156 Oct 2015
Conference number: 2015
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ConferenceThe Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015
Abbreviated titleAPA
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period3/10/156/10/15
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Furness, J., Hing, W. A., Pope, R. R., & Climstein, M. (2015). Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population. 50-50. Abstract from The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.
Furness, James ; Hing, Wayne A ; Pope, Rodney R ; Climstein, Michael. / Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population. Abstract from The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.1 p.
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Furness, J, Hing, WA, Pope, RR & Climstein, M 2015, 'Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population' The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia, 3/10/15 - 6/10/15, pp. 50-50.

Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population. / Furness, James; Hing, Wayne A; Pope, Rodney R; Climstein, Michael.

2015. 50-50 Abstract from The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Furness J, Hing WA, Pope RR, Climstein M. Trunk mobility in the sagittal and horizontal planes: clinical methods to quantify movement in an elite surfing population. 2015. Abstract from The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2015, Gold Coast, Australia.