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Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2001 Dec;33(12):1991-8.

A multi-station proprioceptive exercise program in patients with ankle instability.

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Funktionsbereich Bewegungsanalytik (Movement Analysis Lab), Klinik und Poliklinik fuer Allgemeine Orthopaedie, Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster, Domagkstrasse 3, D-48129 Muenster, Germany. diro@uni-muenster.de

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of a 6-wk multi-station proprioceptive exercise program that is easy to integrate in normal training programs.

METHODS:

Patients with chronic ankle instability were used, and results of three testing procedures before and afterward were compared: joint position sense, postural sway, and muscle reaction times to sudden inversion events on a tilting platform. A total of 30 subjects with 48 unstable feet were evaluated (exercise group: N = 31; control group: N = 17).

RESULTS:

In the exercise group, the results showed a significant improvement in joint position sense and postural sway as well as significant changes in muscle reaction times.

CONCLUSION:

Based on the present results, a multi-station proprioceptive exercise program can be recommended for prevention and rehabilitation of recurrent ankle inversion injuries.

PMID:
11740289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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