Objective. To determine if subject score on the SICK Scapula, Static Measurements, 0 to 20 Point Rating Scale1 can be predicted from scapular stabilizer muscle activation. Design. Quasi-experimental, one group design with a counterbalancing of two functional tasks. Subjects. NCAA Division I and/or recreational club overhead athletes (n = 40). Measurements. The SICK Scapula, Static Measurements, 0 to 20 Point Rating Scale1 was used for assessing the severity of scapular malposition. Muscle activation was recorded for the upper trapezius, middle trapezius, lower trapezius, and serratus anterior muscles. Results. Regression analyses revealed that scapular stabilizer muscle activation amplitude did not significantly predict the subject score on the SICK Scapula, Static Measurements, 0 to 20 Point Rating Scale. 1 Conclusion. In overhead athletes, mean muscle activation amplitude of the scapular stabilizers was not found to be valid predictor of subject score on the SICK Scapula, Static Measurements, 0 to 20 Point Rating Scale.Manual muscle testing of the scapular stabilizing muscles is critical in determining the presence of or potential for scapular dysfunction. Strength of the middle and lower trapezius, rhomboids major and minor, and the serratus anterior musclesanbsp;...
|Title||:||A Prediction of SICK Scapula Syndrome Score from Scapular Stabilizer Muscle Activation Analysis in Overhead Athletes|
|Author||:||Sarah Lynn Vizza|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|