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Influence of posture and body type on the experience of exercise-related transient abdominal pain.
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PMID:  20022301     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of posture and body type on the experience of exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP). Postural and somatotype assessments were performed on 104 active males and 55 active females aged 18.6+/-0.4 years (mean+/-SD) and were correlated against their self-reported experience of ETAP. Individuals demonstrating kyphosis were more likely to be susceptible to ETAP (p<0.01). Among the individuals susceptible to ETAP, the extent of kyphosis and lordosis influenced the pain severity (p<0.05). There was no relationship between any measure of body type and ETAP. The findings indicate that postural abnormality, particularly in the thoracic region, influences the experience of ETAP.
Darren P Morton; Robin Callister
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of science and medicine in sport / Sports Medicine Australia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1878-1861     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sci Med Sport     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2010-12-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812598     Medline TA:  J Sci Med Sport     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  485-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Education, Avondale College, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Exercise / physiology*
Kyphosis / complications*
Lordosis / complications*
Posture / physiology*
Somatotypes / physiology
Young Adult

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