Reliability of a low cost method of measuring posterioanterior movements to the thoracic spine and what differences relate to therapist perception of mobility

  • N. Tuttle
    Corresponding author.
    Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Australia

    School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia
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      Background: A variety of devices have been developed to measure force displacement (FD) curves of posteroanterior (PA) movements of the spine. Most of these devices are expensive, have limited availability and have not had their repeatability evaluated for the thoracic spine. Furthermore little is known about the ability of these devices to detect the differences that are perceived as relevant by therapists.
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