Proprioception in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Part 1: Basic science and principles of assessment and clinical interventions

Roijezon, Ulrik, Clark, Nicholas C and Treleaven, Julia (2015) Proprioception in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Part 1: Basic science and principles of assessment and clinical interventions. Manual Therapy, 20 3: 368-377. doi:10.1016/j.math.2015.01.008


Author Roijezon, Ulrik
Clark, Nicholas C
Treleaven, Julia
Title Proprioception in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Part 1: Basic science and principles of assessment and clinical interventions
Journal name Manual Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-2769
1356-689X
Publication date 2015-06
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.math.2015.01.008
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 3
Start page 368
End page 377
Total pages 10
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction

Impaired proprioception has been reported as a feature in a number of musculoskeletal disorders of various body parts, from the cervical spine to the ankle. Proprioception deficits can occur as a result of traumatic damage, e.g., to ligaments and muscles, but can also occur in association with painful disorders of a gradual-onset nature. Muscle fatigue can also adversely affect proprioception and this has implications for both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. Due to the importance of proprioception for sensorimotor control, specific methods for assessment and training of proprioception have been developed for both the spine and the extremities.

Purpose


The aim of this first part of a two part series on proprioception in musculoskeletal rehabilitation is to present a theory based overview of the role of proprioception in sensorimotor control, assessment, causes and findings of altered proprioception in musculoskeletal disorders and general principles of interventions targeting proprioception.

Implications


An understanding of the basic science of proprioception, consequences of disturbances and theories behind assessment and interventions is vital for the clinical management of musculoskeletal disorders. Part one of this series supplies a theoretical base for part two which is more practically and clinically orientated, covering specific examples of methods for clinical assessment and interventions to improve proprioception in the spine and the extremities.
Keyword Assessment
Musculoskeletal disorder
Proprioception
Rehabilitation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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