Raghu Chovvath

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BACKGROUND & PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability of the scapula backward tipping test (SBTT) in detecting the presence of pectoralis minor (PM) tightness and subsequently scapula forward tipping, in a symptomatic population. PM tightness with scapula forward tipping has been described to cause pain and dysfunction in the(More)
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the inter-rater reliability in detecting the presence of weakness of the neck extensors and differentiate the presence of weakness of the superficial versus the deep neck extensors in a symptomatic population. The presence of weakness of the neck extensors has been described to cause pain and(More)
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE To determine inter-rater reliability in identifying a knee extension lag using the sitting active and prone passive lag test (SAPLT). METHODS 56 patients with a diagnosis of knee pain were randomly assigned and independently examined by two physical therapists at a time, to determine the presence of an active or a passive extension(More)
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