PRC Therapist Emily Soiney contributed to my summer weekly reading series this week when she shared an article with me over the weekend! The Association Between Asymmetric Hip Mobility and Neck Pain in Young Adults was recently published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics by Lee et al. Unfortunately this article is not available free online, however you can purchase the text here!
The summarize, the objective of this cross-sectional observational study was to determine whether asymmetric hip mobility was associated with neck pain in young adults. They evaluated hip ROM using the Patrick’s FABERE test on 327 freshman university students (48 in the neck pain group). The results indicated that the frequency of asymmetric hip mobility (FABERE test results) among the students who reported chronic neck pain was significantly higher than that of those without neck pain. The concluded as a result of their study, that imbalanced mobility of the hip joints might be associated with an increased incidence of neck pain.
Needless to say, this article has been added to the PRI Resource Library! Thanks again Emily for sharing it with us!