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Table 5 Mean lumbar position values (sd) for all trials for all subjects by operator

From: Reliability of lumbar spinal palpation, range of motion, and determination of position

Operator Sagittal* (degrees) Coronal** (degrees) Horizontal*** (degrees)
A 24.8 (7.2) 0.9 (2.8) -2.3 (4.4)
B 25.4 (8.0) 3.3 (2.2) -1.2 (3.8)
C 26.8 (7.6) 1.2 (3.9) -2.8 (4.1)
  1. * Positive value indicates position of extension; negative value indicates position of flexion.
  2. ** Positive value indicates position of right lateral flexion; negative value indicates position of left lateral flexion.
  3. *** Positive value indicates position of right axial rotation; negative value indicates position of left axial rotation.