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Assessment of the degree of pelvic tilt within a normal asymptomatic population

Herrington, LC 2011, 'Assessment of the degree of pelvic tilt within a normal asymptomatic population' , Manual Therapy, 16 (6) , pp. 646-648.

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    Abstract

    In clinical practice the degree of pelvictilt is commonly assessed because of its reported relationship to pelvic, spinal and lower limb pathologies. There is little normative data presented within the literature establishing typical findings within an asymptomaticpopulation from which to make comparisons in pathological populations. The aim of this study was to report typical pelvic angle in an asymptomaticpopulations and also the degree of side-to-side asymmetry which might exist within the pelvis. Pelvic angle was measured by finding the angle from horizontal of a line between the anterior superior and posterior superior iliac spines of the ilium using a PALM palpation meter in 120 healthy subjects (65 males, 55 females) with a mean age of 23.8(2.1) years. 85% of males and 75% of females presented with an anterior pelvictilt, 6% of males and 7% of females with a posterior tilt and 9% of males and 18% of females presented as neutral. There was significant difference in pelvic angle between sides for males (p = 0.002) but a non-significant difference between sides for females (p = 0.314). But the difference in angle for males between sides was less than the smallest detectable difference statistic found in the reliability study, so most likely to be due to measurement error.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Health and Wellbeing
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
    Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Manual Therapy
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1356689X
    Depositing User: RH Shuttleworth
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 10:12
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:27
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22660

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