alexa Relationship between Muscle Strength and Elbow Push Test in Shoulder Evaluation
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Relationship between Muscle Strength and Elbow Push Test in Shoulder Evaluation

Kazumasa Nakagawa*

Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Care, Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

Corresponding Author:
Kazumasa. Nakagawa (Ph.D)
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Care
Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, Takasaki City
Gunma Prefecture, Japan
Tel: 81-27-352-1291
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 23, 2014; Accepted date: May 23, 2014; Published date: June 2, 2014

Citation: Nakagawa K (2014) Relationship between Muscle Strength and Elbow Push Test in Shoulder Evaluation. Primary Health Care 4:159.doi:10.4172/2167-1079.1000159

Copyright: ©2014 Nakagawa K. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background We examined what muscles were related to the Elbow Push Test (EPT). The results of the EPT may have reflected the strength of the serratus anterior muscle. Validation of the timing of the contraction of these muscles may be important diagnostic factors for individuals with shoulder disorders. Methods For 21 healthy individuals, the muscular force required to perform the EPT, as well as the strength of the trunk rotators, serratus anterior muscle, and external and internal rotators were measured using a hand-held dynamometer. We evaluated the relationship between the results of the EPT and the strength of each muscle. Results The results of the EPT may have reflected the strength of the serratus anterior muscle. Conclusions Validation of the timing of the contraction of these muscles may be important diagnostic factors for individuals with shoulder disorders.

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