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A slouched body posture decreases arm mobility and changes muscle recruitment in the neck and shoulder region.

Malmström, Eva-Maj LU ; Olsson, Joakim; Baldetorp, Johan and Fransson, Per-Anders LU (2015) In European Journal of Applied Physiology 115(12). p.2491-2503
Abstract
Long-term use of unfavorable postures, congenital deformations and degenerative processes associated with aging or disease may generate an increased thoracic curvature resulting in pain and disability. We wanted to examine whether a slouched postural alignment with increased thoracic kyphosis changes the shoulder kinematics and muscle activity in upper trapezius (UT), lower trapezius (LT) and serratus anterior (SA) during arm elevation. The aim was to determine if a slouched posture influences range of motion, muscle activation patterns, maximal muscle activity and the total muscle work required when performing arm elevations.
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European Journal of Applied Physiology
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115
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12
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2491 - 2503
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Springer
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  • pmid:26429723
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1439-6327
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10.1007/s00421-015-3257-y
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English
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  abstract     = {Long-term use of unfavorable postures, congenital deformations and degenerative processes associated with aging or disease may generate an increased thoracic curvature resulting in pain and disability. We wanted to examine whether a slouched postural alignment with increased thoracic kyphosis changes the shoulder kinematics and muscle activity in upper trapezius (UT), lower trapezius (LT) and serratus anterior (SA) during arm elevation. The aim was to determine if a slouched posture influences range of motion, muscle activation patterns, maximal muscle activity and the total muscle work required when performing arm elevations.},
  author       = {Malmström, Eva-Maj and Olsson, Joakim and Baldetorp, Johan and Fransson, Per-Anders},
  issn         = {1439-6327},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {12},
  pages        = {2491--2503},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  title        = {A slouched body posture decreases arm mobility and changes muscle recruitment in the neck and shoulder region.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-015-3257-y},
  volume       = {115},
  year         = {2015},
}