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J Sci Med Sport. 2010 Sep;13(5):485-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.10.487.

Influence of posture and body type on the experience of exercise-related transient abdominal pain.

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  • 1Faculty of Education, Avondale College, Australia. darren.morton@avondale.edu.au

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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20022301
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