Presence of Pectoralis Minor Tightness in Healthy Collegiate Individuals
Keywords: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