Journal article

The effect of balance training on cervical sensorimotor function and neck pain

  • Beinert, Konstantin University of Fribourg, Department of Medicine, Movement and Sports Science , Switzerland - Institute for Applied Science of the Human Movement System, Neustadt a.d. Weinstraße , Germany
  • Taube, Wolfgang University of Fribourg, Department of Medicine, Movement and Sports Science , Switzerland
    2013
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  • Journal of Motor Behavior. - 2013, vol. 45, no. 3, p. 271-278
English The authors’ aim was to evaluate the effect of balance training on cervical joint position sense in people with subclinical neck pain. Thirty-four participants were randomly assigned to balance training or to stay active. Sensorimotor function was determined before and after 5 weeks of training by assessing the ability to reproduce the neutral head position and a predefined rotated head position. After balance training, the intervention group showed improved joint repositioning accuracy and decreased pain whereas no effects were observed in the control group. A weak correlation was identified between reduced neck pain intensity and improved joint repositioning. The present data demonstrate that balance training can effectively improve cervical sensorimotor function and decrease neck pain intensity.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Médecine
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  • English
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Biology
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