Presence of Pectoralis Minor Tightness in Healthy Collegiate Individuals


  • Chinmayee Patel1 , Sweta Patel2



Digital vernier caliper, length measurement, pectoralis minor muscle, PROM, tabletop test


Aim of The Study: To assess the presence of pectoralis minor tightness in healthy collegiate individuals.

Objectives: (1) Primary Objective: To assess pectoralis minor length through tabletop test and digital

vernier caliper. (2) Secondary Objective: To assess the internal and external passive range of motion of

shoulder. Methods: 53 healthy male collegiate individuals of 18-22 years were taken. Pectoralis minor

tightness was measured by using pectoralis minor length test. Measurements were made in supine position

where the linear distance from the treatment table to the posterior aspect of the acromion was measured

by protractor. A distance greater than 2.6 cm would suggest the muscle head shortened. Measurements

were also made with a digital vernier caliper. Range of motion measurements were recorded. Demographic

information of the students was also recorded.

Result: Higher percentage presence of pectoralis minor tightness was found in normal healthy collegiate

individuals. Conclusion: This study concludes that there is presence of pectoralis minor tightness in healthy

collegiate individuals.

Author Biography

Chinmayee Patel1 , Sweta Patel2

1 Assistant Professor, The Shrimad Rajchandra College of Physiotherapy, Uka Tarsadia University, Maliba

Campus, Bardoli, Gujarat, India, 2 Clinical Therapist, Lakhoz better Living,K.V.Sports Ground,i Chchhanath,

Opposite SVNIT College, Surat, Gujarat.