Influence of Posture and Body Type on the Experience of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain
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Morton, D., & Callister, R. (2010). Influence of posture and body type on the experience of exercise-related transient abdominal pain. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(5), 485-488.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of posture and body type on the experience of exercise-related transient abdominal pain (ETAP). Postural and somatotype assessments were performed on 104 active males and 55 active females aged 18.6 ± 0.4 years (mean ± SD) and were correlated against their self-reported experience of ETAP. Individuals demonstrating kyphosis were more likely to be susceptible to ETAP (p < 0.01). Among the individuals susceptible to ETAP, the extent of kyphosis and lordosis influenced the pain severity (p < 0.05). There was no relationship between any measure of body type and ETAP. The findings indicate that postural abnormality, particularly in the thoracic region, influences the experience of ETAP.
Morton, Darren and Callister, Robin, "Influence of Posture and Body Type on the Experience of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain" (2010). Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles. 36.