Challenges and Opportunities in Developing a Test Battery for Joint Mobility using Reach Tasks Starting from Upright Standing Positions

O. Eriksrud, P. Anderson, E. H. Andreassen, S. Litsos, F. O. Sæland, P. Federolf, J. Cabri

Abstract

This study investigated if a systematic combination of upright standing reach tests may be used as a test battery for the assessment of joint mobility and identified potential challenges. In addition, it was assessed if selected conventional tests of mobility are correlated with performance in the reach tests. Eight male volunteers executed a series of 20 reach tasks. Their movements were recorded with a 14-camera motion tracking system using a whole-body marker set. Joint ranges of motion were also determined in 4 conventional mobility tests. In all reach tests significant correlations were found between the reach distance and a specific set of joint angles as well as with anthropometric measures. Joint range of motion, as determined in the conventional tests, correlated with reach performance only in 7 of 22 analyzed comparisons. These results suggest that reach tests may offer an approach to test joint mobility in situations closer to “real-life”, however, scaling of anthropometric properties, stability, and balance issues have to be considered.

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Eriksrud O., Anderson P., H. Andreassen E., Litsos S., O. Sæland F., Federolf P. and Cabri J. (2013). Challenges and Opportunities in Developing a Test Battery for Joint Mobility using Reach Tasks Starting from Upright Standing Positions . In - icSPORTS, ISBN , pages 0-0


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author={O. Eriksrud and P. Anderson and E. H. Andreassen and S. Litsos and F. O. Sæland and P. Federolf and J. Cabri},
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year={2013},
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AU - Eriksrud O.
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