Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Case Study
Effect of a combined thoracic and backward lifting exercise on the thoracic kyphosis angle and intercostal muscle pain
Won-gyu Yoo
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Volume 29 (2017) Issue 8 Pages 1481-1482

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[Purpose] This study developed a combined thoracic and backward lifting exercise for thoracic kyphosis angle and intercostal muscle pain. [Subject and Methods] The subject was a 41-year-old man who complained of upper thoracic and intercostal pain. He performed the combined thoracic and backward lifting exercise for 15 days. [Results] The initial VAS score for the intercostal area was 4/10. The VAS score decreased to 1/10 after the thoracic exercise combined with backward lifting. The initial thoracic kyphosis angle was 38° and it decreased to 32° after the exercise period. [Conclusion] Therefore, backward lifting and thoracic extension is a good posture for activating the different layers of muscle that are attached to the ribs. The kyphosis angle is also reduced by providing sufficient resistance during the thoracic exercise.

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