Name of test



Test for Posterior Shoulder Tightness

What it tests



Assesses the tightness of the posterior shoulder structures

How to do it



Patient lies supine. Arm is abducted to 90 degrees. Scapula is then gripped and stabilized while the arm is brought into horizontal adduction. The measurement is taken with reference to the vertical, whereby a positive measurement is further adduction from the 90 degrees of flexion position.

The normal response


What it means if not normal


Comments



Intraclass correlation coefficients were high for intratester


(0.93, SEM 1.64 degrees) and intertester (0.91, SEM


1.71 degrees) measurements. This measurement was also shown to have a moderate to good relationship with lost internal shoulder


rotational motion (r = .72, P< .001) of the dominant arm


among the baseball pitchers.

Citations






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