The effects of Upper Thoracic Joint Mobilization Technique using Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept on Cervicothoracic ROM and Pain in patients with Chronic Neck Pain

Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept을 이용한 상부흉추 관절가동술이 만성 경부통증 환자의 경흉추 관절 가동범위의 변화와 통증에 미치는 영향

Jun, Young Wook;So, Hyun Jeong;Jeong, Youn Do;Um, Sung Heum

  • Received : 2015.11.10
  • Accepted : 2015.12.25
  • Published : 2015.12.31


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of upper thoracic joint mobilization technique using Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept on the range of cervical and thoracic motion and pain in patients with chronic neck pain. The subjects were divided into a thoracic joint mobilization group(n=7) and a conservative physical therapy group(n=7). Each of the groups received thoracic joint mobilization or conservative physical therapy three times a week lasted for four weeks. The measurements were performed for the range of thoracic segmental motion(SpinalMouse), the pain(visual analogue scale) and the range of cervical joint motion(Inclinometer, Dualer IQ). They were made four times: before experiment, at 2weeks, 4weeks, and 4weeks after experiment.


Joint mobilization technique;Upper thoracic;Kaltenborn evjenth concept


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