Intra- and inter-rater reproducibility with ICC> 0.9. Coaches should monitor the athlete’s pelvic position to ensure spinal compensations do not inflate scores. (2017). Typical error values for associated tests to be used as a guide for coaches. The length of the pectoralis major can influence the ability to optimally position the barbell during the overhead squat or the catch phase of the snatch. There are 14 instruments available for assessment of joint ROM in the thoracic and lumbar spine tested as to their repeatability and/or reproducibility, and only six instruments that were assessed for concurrent validity. The search terms used, with their respective Boolean operators, were Spine [AND] Evaluation [OR] Measurement [AND] Reproducibility of Results [OR] Reliability [OR] Validity [AND] Range of Motion, Articular [OR] Range of Motion [OR] Motion [OR] Pliability [OR] Flexibility. “Reliability of two methods of clinical examination of the flexibility of the hip adductor muscles.” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 10(7), 976. Figure 2 Flowchart of included studies according to PRISMA18, Table 1 Characteristics of included studies. Table 1. [ Links ], 56. However, Burton’s study51 assessed only one individual, and its results only showed superior angulation (greater by one degree) when compared to X-rays. Clin Biomechanics 1996;11(7):418-421. Mellin G, Kiiski R, Weckström A. Med Eng Phys 2010;32(9):1043-1049. The spine presents distinct mobility and characteristics according to the anatomical region, and there are several instruments that allow it to be assessed. Table 1 below provides the typical error values for each test along with the corresponding reference. Figure 2. [ Links ], 12. 6. Measuring tape is an instrument that has been frequently described in studies for assessment of flexion and extension ROM of the thoracic and lumbar spine, with several measurement protocols, such as the modified Schöber’s test20),(21),(22),(24),(25),(26),(27),(28),(29, finger-floor distance24),(25),(28, modified Moll’s test22),(25, among others. DOI: 10.1016/S1350-4533(03)00115-2 [ Links ], 54. [ Links ], 35. To make the execution of these tests even more challenging for coaches, many ROM assessments require exceptional palpatory skills. [ Links ], 14. More people are reading SimpliFaster than ever, and each week we bring you compelling content from coaches, sport scientists, and physiotherapists who are devoted to building better athletes. Dopf CA, Mandel SS, Geiger D, Mayer P. Analysis of spine motion variability using a computerized goniometer compared to physical examination. Clin Biomechanics 1989;4:73-79. There is scientific evidence, confirmed by meta-analysis, on the inter-rater reproducibility of the measuring tape instrument in the modified Schöber’s test for lumbar flexion, and the intra-rater reproducibility of the Flexicurve and video analysis system instruments for lumbar extension and flexion. Barueri: Manole; 2012. DOI: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3182a0dbc5 To support the interpretation of the findings from any assessment, it is very important that coaches appreciate the error associated with each test. 9. DOI:10.2519/jospt.1995.21.1.13 Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004;1(85):99-103. [ Links ], 34. Eur Spine J 2012;21(11):2170-2180. [ Links ], 32. Taking a position on the knees reduces the load to the spine and improves the evaluation. Table 8 Meta-analysis result for intra-rater reproducibility of the video analysis system instrument for lumber extension movement. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 1987;166-169. Spine 2001;26(1):53-60. Start. Discrepant cases were resolved by consensus or by a third rater14. DOI: 10.1109/IEMBS.2008.4649247 Intra-rater reproducibility: Flexion: iPhone: lumbar: ICC: 0.88; thoracolumbopelvic: ICC: 0.97; Inclinometer: lumbar: ICC: 0.83; thoracolumbopelvic: ICC: 0.96; Extension (thoracolumbopelvic only): iPhone: only: 0,80; Inclinometer: ICC: 0.88; Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: iPhone: lumbar: only: 0.88; thoracolumbopelvic: ICC: 0.98; Inclinometer: lumbar: ICC: 0,81; thoracolumbopelvic: ICC: 0.97; Extension (thoracolumbopelvic only): iPhone: ICC: 0,81; Inclinometer: ICC: 0.91; Validity: Flexion: lumbar: ICC: 0.86-0.87; thoracolumbopelvic: ICC: 0.97-0.98; Extension (thoracolumbopelvic only): ICC: 0.89-0.91, Intra- and inter-rater repeatability and reproducibility of lumbar flexion, All instruments presented repeatability (r 0.89) and intra- (F=1,39, df=13.319) and inter-rater (F=1.62, df=1.319) reproducibility. Lumbar flexion and functional disability: a comparative study between asymptomatic subjects and patients with low back pain. It should be pointed out, in a conceptual way, that mobility, when related to functional range of motion, is associated with joint integrity, as well as the flexibility or extensibility of soft tissues that cross or surround the joints, qualities required for unrestricted and painless body movements during functional activities of daily living6. Nevertheless, these instruments need proper environment for assessments, experienced raters and high cost, being unfeasible for use in clinical practice. Spinous processes slope inferiorly from T1 to T10 and overlap from T5 to T8, whereas the spinous processes … In addition, both instruments do not allow representing the curvature of the assessed spine. DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2013.08.002 For example, if we know the ankle dorsiflexes to approximately 40 degrees during the back squat2, then I would want to see an athlete achieve >40 degrees during the weight-bearing lunge test. Shoulder flexion ROM is fundamental to most overhead exercises.4Athletes who lack shoulder flexion ROM tend to compensate by hyperextending at the lumbar spine during vertical pushing and pulling exercises. “Thoracic position effect on shoulder range of motion, strength, and three-dimensional scapular kinematics.” Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80(8), 945–950. Alter, MJ. Still regarding the biomechanical aspects of motor and postural control related to spinal structures, evidence points to a need to maintain the integrity of the active (musculotendinous), passive (osteoarticular and ligamentous) and neural subsystems5. As some of the data presented below has been collected using other equipment (i.e., inclinometer), coaches should interpret these values with caution. Besides, based on GRADE criteria, there is still little scientific evidence on the validity, repeatability and reproducibility of the instruments and methods indicated for assessing the range of motion of the thoracic and lumbar spine in the sagittal plane. Bohannon, R. W., Tudini, F., and Constantine, D. (2019). “Validation of an innovative method of shoulder range-of-motion measurement using a smartphone clinometer application.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 23(11), e275–e282. {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. Flexion: r: 0.91-0.95; Extension: r: 0.72-0.92, Intra-rater reproducibility of lumbar flexion and extension, Intra and inter-rater reproducibility of lumbar flexion and extension, Intra-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.95; Extension: ICC: 0.94; Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.89; Extension: ICC: 0.91, Inter-rater reproducibility of lumbar flexion and extension, Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.74; Extension: ICC: 0.65-0.85, An inclinometer, dual inclinometer and electroinclinometer (Back ROM), Intra-rater reproducibility: An inclinometer: ICC: 0.85-0.86; Dual inclinometer: ICC: 0.70-0.81; Back ROM: ICC I: 0.81-0.90; Inter-rater reproducibility: An inclinometer: ICC: 0.76; Dual inclinometer: ICC: 0.69; Back ROM: ICC: 0.77, Intra-rater reproducibility of lumbar ROM, Intra- and inter-rater reproducibility of lumbar flexion, concurrent validity (dual inclinometer), Intra-rater: ICC: 0.92; Inter-rater: ICC: 0.81; Validity: r: 0.95, Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.57; Extension: CCI: 0.59-0.67, Modified Gravity Goniometers and Parallelogram, Intra-rater reproducibility of lumbar flexion and extension. Burdett RG, Kathryn PF, Brown PF, Michael PF. Dynamic measurement of lumbar curvature using fibre-optic sensors. This is because a flexed posture tenses the posterior ligamentous structures, potentially limiting thoracic spine rotation.11. Measurement: At maximal horizontal abduction, the coach assesses whether the upper arm can comfortably contact the ground. Quality and risk of bias were evaluated using the critical evaluation scale for reproducibility and validity studies15 by the same two raters, independently. Continuous measurement of lumbar posture using flexible electrogoniometers. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006;87(4)576-582. Intratester and intertester reproducibility of the lumbar motion monitor as a measure of range, velocity and acceleration of the thoracolumbar spine. OrtopTraumatolRehabil 2007;2(6):156-167. Such systems provide accurate spatiotemporal information of the body as a whole or segmented7),(8, as well as linear and/or angular information of assessed segments such as position, speed and acceleration7),(9. DOI: 10.1007/s00586-012-2312-1 Understanding this can help from a programming perspective. Spine 2013;38(21):1327-1333. Wrist extension can be a problem during front squats of the catch position of the clean. BROM Basic Procedure Manual Procedure for Measuring Back Motion with the BROM Basic BROM (Back Range of Motion Instrument) is a product of: Performance Attainment Associates Studies such as those by Alqhtani et al.54, Consmuller et al.55 and Ronchi et al.26 used accelerometers to assess spinal ROM. [ Links ], 53. The studies presented in Table 1 show the use of numerous instruments to assess spinal flexibility, of which the most commonly employed are: measuring tape, inclinometers, goniometers/electrogoniometers, 3D motion analysis systems, Flexicurves and accelerometers. [ Links ], 7. With regard to quality of evidence, taking into account the heterogeneity of studies, especially concerning the methodological rigor, it is possible that other researches have an important impact and probably change the results presented by the present systematic review, which gives the present review low strength of evidence based on the main criteria established by GRADE17. Clin Biomechanics 1999;14(9):612-619. Measurement: Prior to testing, the smartphone should be calibrated relative to a vertical reference point. Clinical techniques have also been established to reliably measure thoracic spine flexion-extension 9 and side bending. [ Links ], 20. A coluna vertebral apresenta mobilidade e características distintas conforme a região anatômica, e, há diversos instrumentos que propiciam sua avaliação. This movement occurs in the various areas of the body including the spine and extremities. Reliability and validity of non-radiographic methods of thoracic kyphosis measurement: a systematic review. Video 1. Intra-rater and inter-rater reliability was determined with a Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) and associated 95% confidence intervals (CI). The goniometer is considered a low-cost instrument, easy to use and carry; however, it is emphasized that goniometers require technical knowledge from raters, since their difficulty of alignment with body regions, especially in flexion and extension, may interfere with the precision of results65. 17. Starting position: The athlete lies supine on a treatment table, with the knees flexed to 90 degrees and the feet flat on the table. Troke M, Schuit D, Petersen CM. “Evaluating the relationship between clinical assessments of apparent hamstring tightness: a correlational analysis.” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 14(2), 253. There is evidence pointing to video systems, that is, cinemetry, as the gold standard for range of motion (ROM) assessments. Rotation of the spine is essential to many sports and normal human movement. Clin Biomechanics 2011;26:562-571. Instead of having to “count down” every single spinous process from the occiput until you reach the 12th thoracic vertebra, remember that T12 has a floating rib attached to it on each side. Although learning how to palpate specific spinal segments isn’t too difficult, it’s not the easiest skill to teach on this platform. To make the execution of these tests even more challenging for coaches, many ROM assessments require exceptional palpatory skills. Head position is important in sport, and measuring the positioning matters. The Flexicurve instrument is a flexible lead ruler, 30 to 80 cm long, easy to use, low-cost, and serves as a diagnostic means and evolutionary treatment indicator for field studies in large populations67. March 16, 2017; Revised: Flexion: kyphometer MAD: 2.95 ± 2.96; MAD Goniometer: 3.80 ± 2.95 and Flexicurve MAD: 3.15±2.0. Porto Alegre: Artmed; 2014. June 02, 2017; Accepted: Camera module, and software for clinicians to measure a subject’s thoracic rotation range of motion (ROM) when administering the seated rotation technique with immediate measurement feedback. Low-Frequency magnetic field technology: Quantifying spinal range of motion. / Johnson, Katherine D.; Kim, Kyung Min; Yu ... height = 171.0±9.6 cm, mass = 71.4 ±16.7 kg). Range of motion refers to the amount of movement that a particular joint or body part can move measured in degrees. For most of the tests presented, a smartphone will be used to measure segment angles. Required fields are marked *. [ Links ], 13. Other instruments such as photogrammetry57, optical fiber system61 and electromagnetic device (3 Space Isotrack System)47 have been described in few studies for spinal ROM assessment, and still lack further information on their validity aspects. Whether you need to calibrate the smartphone against a vertical or horizontal surface depends on the test used and is described in the procedures for each assessment. Active motion is what it can do when your own muscles are activated. [ Links ], 57. Regarding quantitative analysis results, only seven studies were included in the meta-analysis, supporting that there is scientific evidence on the inter-rater reproducibility of the measuring tape instrument in the modified Schöber’s test for lumbar flexion movement, and the intra-rater reproducibility of the Flexicurve and video analysis system instruments for lumbar extension and flexion movements (APPENDIX). Winter D. Biomechanics and motor control of human movement. Extension: intra-rater ICC: 0.85-0.86; Inter-rater ICC: 0.68-0.88, Intra-, inter-rater reproducibility and validity of lumbar flexion and extension (dual inclinometer), Intra-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.91; Extension: ICC: 0.63; Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: ICC: 0.77; Extension: ICC: 0.35; Validity: Flexion: ICC: 0.75; Extension: ICC: 0.63, Intra-rater reproducibility: Flexion: r: 0.92; Extension: r: 0.93; Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: r: 0.71; Extension: r: 0.78, Flexion: CV: 9.3-33.9; Extension: CV: 2.8-4.7, Inclinometer and mobile device (inclinometer - iPhone). For other assessments, measuring joint alignment can be tricky due to the nature of the assessments. Note: Heterogeneity test: Q=0.20; DF=1; p=0.652; I²=0.00%; 95% IC for I²=0.00 - 0.00. Barret E, McCreesh K, Lewis J. The shoulder is abducted to 90 degrees, with the elbow flexed 90 degrees. Schuit D, Petersen C, Johnson R, Levine P, Knecht H, Goldberg D. Validity and reliability of measures obtained from the OSI CA-6000 Spine Motion Analyzer for lumbar spinal motion. “Overhead shoulder press – In-front of the head or behind the head?” Journal of Sport and Health Science, 4(3), 250–257. Not all free applications allow you to zero the smartphone, which should be a consideration when selecting an application to perform ROM assessments. DOI: 10.1097/00007632-198801000-00012 Intra-rater reproducibility: Flexion: r: 0.89; Extension: r: 0.66; Inter-rater reproducibility: Flexion: r: 0.76; Extension: r: 0.54. Porto Alegre: Artmed ; 2010. [ Links ], 21. AAPMR 2012;4(5):335-341. In my experience, using this reference point allows you to collect a reliable measure of thoracic spine rotation without the need to palpate the specific spinal level. The athlete is cued to posteriorly rotate their pelvis to flatten the lumbar spine and prevent excessive spinal contribution. DOI: 10.1155/2012/186156 Correia VG, Foganholi G, Macedo CSG. DOI: 10.1097/00002517-199212000-00001 Consmuller T, Rohlmann A, Weinland D, Druschel C, Duda G, Taylor W. Comparative evaluation of a novel measurement tool to assess lumbar spine posture and range of motion. For this test, a score of <10 centimeters is generally used to represent sufficient thoracic spine extension ROM.7However, factors such as maturation, periods of weight loss/gain, and anthropometric dimensions may impact the applicability of this threshold.8To overcome this limitation, I recommend using a pass-fail criterion to support the interpretation of this test. On day 1, 2 examiners obtained 2 sets of measurements (sessions 1, 2) to determine the within-session intertester reliability and within-day intratester reliability. Data were initially analyzed by means of descriptive statistics12, separated into subgroups according to instrument and assessed movement, as well as to used methodology used and type of analysis (validity, repeatability and reproducibility - intra- or inter-rater; statistical test conducted). Stabilization. I haven’t seen any research establishing the clinometric properties of the test. First, there is no consideration for the specificity of intersegmental joint hypo/hyper mobility.. For example joint fixation (hypomobility) at the T7-8 motor unit would be impactful of scapulo-thoracic rhythm as well as completely different mechanical manifestations as compared to a T2-3 joint fixation. Afterwards, the same raters independently evaluated the full studies and made a selection according to the eligibility criteria, which were: (1) assessment of the thoracic or lumbar regions, or both; (2) assessment of flexibility/ROM/mobility; (3) assessment of a non-exclusive sample of children and patients with pathologies; (4) not being a systematic review; (5) validation or repeatability study (measurements repeated on the same day by the same rater)11, or inter-rater reproducibility (measurements performed by different raters)11 or intra-rater reproducibility (measurements performed by the same rater on different days)11, with positive results that confirmed psychometric indexes; (6) text in Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish or English. “Reliability of thoracic spine rotation range-of-motion measurements in healthy adults.” Journal of Athletic Training, 47(1), 52–60. Gravity goniometers and the parallelogram also presented excellent intra-rater reproducibility21. [ Links ], 44. Boocock MG, Jackson JA, Burton AK, Tillotson KM. “Scapulohumeral rhythm and associated spinal motion.” Clinical Biomechanics, 23(2), 184–192. Learn More{{/message}}, {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. 20. 2010. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. The knees should be slightly flexed to allow the pelvis to posteriorly rotate and the lumbar spine to flatten against the wall. Paquet et al.42 pointed out some important limitations to the use of electrogoniometers, such as assessment only in the sagittal plane and the need for system calibration for each individual. Only in the study by Paquet et al.42, this instrument was used for trunk assessment. Video 5. Kinematics of human motion. Note: Heterogeneity test: Q=7.06; DF=1; p=0.079; I²=85.83%; 95% IC for I²=43.14 - 96.47. He currently lectures for the University of Cumbria on the Sport Rehabilitation program. Mannion A, Troke M. A comparison of two motion analysis devices used in the measurement of lumbar spinal mobility. [ Links ], 64. (2015). Another widely used instrument is the inclinometer (Table 1), which consists of a gravity-driven 360° protractor. The cervical spine is more mobile than the thoracic and the lumbar spine and is designed to meet the requirements of positioning of the head in space and moving to alter the visual field. Many authors have found significant effects of thoracic position on different parts of the body including the neck and scapula. Positioning an athlete on their back is useful for a range of motion testing. Cohn ML, Machado AF, Cohn SJ. However, there were no studies that assessed the concurrent validity of the protocols (internal comparisons between different measurement methodologies, taking into account the agreement between them) and used measuring tape; thus, the fact of not knowing the real variable analyzed in these protocols, that is, whether it is really about assessment of spinal flexibility or whether other factors may be influencing the results obtained, is understood as an important limitation. [ Links ], 46. J Clin Epidemiol 2011;64:383-94. Video 3. Bo K, Storheim HK. 1. To avoid the need to Google “tragus,” it’s the semi-circular flap that covers the auditory meatus. In fact, because this data was collected by researchers with a different skill set than your own, using a population that likely differs from the athletes you work with, I suggest you establish your own reliability data for each test using the statistical procedures outlined by Spence and Cushion.17. Variations found for the goniometer are the electrogoniometer39),(42),(43, the mobile device goniometer (iPod)40 and traditional goniometers21),(37),(41. DOI: 10.1016/S0268-0033(99)00017-0 Post-treatment thoracic range of motion saw an average increase of 12.02 degrees +/- 1.65 from pre-treatment range of motion. The concurrent validity of Flexicurve in assessing flexibility with X-rays was tested in two studies50),(51. Flexion: ICC: 0.77; extension: ICC: 0.80. [ Links ], 55. 3. ed. [ Links ], 3. 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