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Contribution of ribcage movement to thoracolumbar posteroanterior stiffness.

Authors
  • Chansirinukor, Wunpen
  • Lee, Michael
  • Latimer, Jane
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
176–183
Identifiers
PMID: 12704310
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These findings suggest that the properties of the ribcage influence measures of PA stiffness in the thoracolumbar (T12-L4) spine uniformly. Variations in PA stiffness in segments T12-L4 may reflect the properties of the intervertebral joints.

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