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Scapular Dyskinesis Test by McClure

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Scapular Dyskinesis Test

Scapular Dyskinesis Test by McClure | Scapular Dyskinesis Assessment

McClure et al. (2009) came up with a probably superior alternative to Kibler’s 4-type classification and found a moderate to substantial reliability with a Kappa value between 0.48 – 0.61. Watch the video if you want to learn more about the classification in detail:

Execution:

1. The patient is holding two dumbbells of 1.4kg/3lbs if he weighs less than68.1kg/150lbs or 2.3kg/5lbs if he weighs ≥68.1/150lbs

2. The patient is asked to perform 5 repetitions of bilateral flexion followed by 5repetitions of bilateral abduction in the frontal plane with straight elbows and at a cadence of 3 seconds

3. The examiner observes for winging and/or dysrhythmia

In the following table, you can find an overview of the 4 different types and their clinical presentation according to McClure et al. (2009):

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There are two alternatives for the Scapular Dyskinesis Test. Feel free to check out the two other methods below:

References

McClure P, Tate AR, Kareha S, Irwin D, Zlupko E. A clinical method for identifying scapular dyskinesis, part 1: reliability. Journal of athletic training. 2009 Mar;44(2):160-4.

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