Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Proprioception: An Evidence Based Narrative Review

Submission: September 14, 2017; Published: October 17, 2017

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2017.01.000506

ISSN: 2577-1914
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Proprioception plays an important role in the complex mechanism of joint control. Proprioceptive training is popularly applied as preventive or rehabilitative exercise method in various sports and rehabilitation settings. The primary purpose of this narrative review is to evaluate the current literature and to provide further insight about proprioception.

The objective is to answer few important questions:

• What are the factors affecting it?

• How to evaluate proprioception?

• What are the tools and technique required for the assessment?

• How to train, improve, and progress in proprioceptive training?

This evidence based study helps to guide rehabilitation professionals in selecting appropriate, effective strategies when managing issues related to position sense.

Keywords: Proprioception; Balance; Receptors; Fall incidence; Joint position sense; Factors influencing; Assessment; Training

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