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Evaluation of mobility of the shoulder joint in children 8-12 years.

Grant number: 10/20261-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2011
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Principal Investigator:Sílvia Maria Amado João
Grantee:Carolina Izabela Martins de Lazari
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Active range of motion refers to the amount of motion performed by an individual without any help, and how a certain joint can move. It is used to analyze capacity, flexibility, coordination and muscle strength of individuals, providing balance and stability, it is very important for the physical therapy practice.Joint mobility varies from individual to individual, already being tested influences of gender (women more mobile than men), age (the older, less flexibility), lifestyle and genetic factors.In this study we collected the values of range of motion in children 8-12 years, males and females to evaluate the differences in mobility between the genders, the influence of dominance on range of motion of the upper limb in children of this age group and to compare this pattern with the pattern existing in healthy young adults.The measures of active range of motion will be analyzed: flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, medial and lateral rotation of right and left shoulders, by using the universal goniometer, model Carci and reliability will be evaluated within and between raters.

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