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dc.contributor.authorRowe, Philipen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-04T21:44:53Z
dc.date.available2010-03-04T21:44:53Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1331
dc.description.abstractAlteration to cervical spine position sense has been associated with symptomatic subjects experiencing whiplash, whiplash associated disorders (WAD) and chronic neck pain, however, there has been little investigation into cervical spine position sense in asymptomatic subjects. The aim of the current study was to investigate cervical position sense before and after a 3 minute static posture (flexion or extension) in asymptomatic subjects. This dissertation is comprised of two main sections; a literature review followed by a manuscript for a research report that has been prepared in accordance with submission requirements for Manual Therapy. For the main study, 32 asymptomatic subjects undertook two position sense tests; the neutral head position and target head position tests in the sagittal and transverse planes, before and after a 3 minute static posture in either flexion or extension. Absolute errors were calculated from data recorded by an orientation sensor. The effect sizes, calculated from the Wilcoxon Z values pre and post the intervention, were ‘trivial’ for the two position sense tests after either the flexion or extension intervention. The results indicate no substantial differences in cervical position sense before and after a 3 minute static posture, in either flexion or extension, on asymptomatic subjects.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen_NZen_NZ
dc.subjectNeck painen_NZ
dc.subjectProprioceptionen_NZ
dc.subjectCervical painen_NZ
dc.subjectNeck acheen_NZ
dc.titleThe effect of a 3 minute static posture on cervical spine position sense in asymptomatic participantsen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Dissertationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderPhilip Roween_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineSchool of Health Scienceen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRowe, P. (2008). The effect of a 3 minute static posture on cervical spine position sense in asymptomatic participants. Unpublished thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the degree of Master of Osteopathy, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.pages87en_NZ
unitec.supervisorMoran, Robert|Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.supervisorStewart, Andrew|Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalMoran, Robert
unitec.advisor.associatedStewart, Andrew
unitec.institution.studyareaOsteopathy


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