Title

Influence of Posture and Body Type on the Experience of Exercise-Related Transient Abdominal Pain

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2010

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

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.

ISSN: 1440-2440

Abstract

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.

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