The Reliability of Classifying Scapular Dyskinesis in Symptomatic Shoulders

Study ID
STU 052013-050

Cancer Related

Healthy Volunteers

Study Sites

Tara Dickson

Principal Investigator
Edward Mulligan


This is an observational reliability study. We plan to use the operational definitions defined by both Kibler (in 2002) and McClure (n 2009) to reliability detect scapular dyskinesis in subjects with symptomatic shoulders. We will observe and palpate the scapula of subjects while they are performing repeated upper extremity elevation. Detection of scapular dyskinesis using this method is a standardized physical therapy examination tool. Evaluation of intra-tester reliability will occur after initial data collection by use of video recording from the initial point of data collection.

Participant Eligibility

1) 18-65 years of age 2) Current complaint of shoulder pain less than 7/10 on the Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) 3) Passive elevation range of motion of at least 130 degrees and active range of motion of at least 120 degrees