Palpation of the upper thoracic spine: an observer reliability study.

  title={Palpation of the upper thoracic spine: an observer reliability study.},
  author={Henrik Wulff Christensen and Werner Vach and Kirstin Vach and Claus Manniche and Torben Helge Haghfelt and Lisbet Hartvigsen and Poul Flemming H\oilund-Carlsen},
  journal={Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics},
  volume={25 5},
OBJECTIVE To assess the intraobserver reliability (in terms of hour-to-hour and day-to-day reliability) and the interobserver reliability with 3 palpation procedures for the detection of spinal biomechanic dysfunction in the upper 8 segments of the thoracic spine. DESIGN A repeated-measures design was used in all substudies. SETTING Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. PARTICIPANTS Two chiropractors examined 29 patients and 27 subjects in the interobserver… CONTINUE READING