Assessment of upper limb and core muscle strength in physiotherapy student aged 20-25 years.

Authors

  • Mehnaz Parkar DPOS NETT College of Physiotherapy, Thane, Maharashtra, India
  • Ramandeep Kaur Saini Department of Community Physiotherapy, DPOS NETT College of Physiotherapy, Thane, Maharashtra, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222580

Keywords:

Core strength, Hand grip, Musculoskeletal pain, Physiotherapy students, Upper limb strength

Abstract

Background: Aim of the study is to assess the upper limb and core muscle strength in physiotherapy student aged 20-25 years.

Methods: A observational study was carried out among 150 undergraduate physiotherapy students both males and females under the age group 20-25 years including final years and interns. A study was conducted by using modified push up test (females), standard push up test (males), hand grip strength using Jamar hand dynamometer and 1 min plank test to assess upper limb and core muscle strength respectively.

Results: The results showed that most of the female physiotherapy students have a weak upper limb and core muscle strength compared to males.

Conclusions: To conclude most of the female physiotherapy students have a weak upper limb and core muscle strength compared to male physiotherapy students. This is one of the factors that leads to musculoskeletal pain and work-related musculoskeletal disorders in physical therapy profession.

Author Biography

Ramandeep Kaur Saini, Department of Community Physiotherapy, DPOS NETT College of Physiotherapy, Thane, Maharashtra, India

Department of community physiotherapy

Assistant professor

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Published

2022-09-28

How to Cite

Parkar, M., & Saini, R. K. (2022). Assessment of upper limb and core muscle strength in physiotherapy student aged 20-25 years. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(10), 3835–3840. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222580

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