DOI: 10.24075/brsmu.2017-06-01


Comprehensive assessment of postural control as a conceptual basis for optimizing rehabilitation and recovery programs in sports

Andreev DA1, Karmazin VV2, Parastaev SA1
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1 Department of Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Physical Education, Faculty of Pediatrics,
Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

2 Federal Research and Clinical Center of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Federal Medical-Biological Agency, Moscow, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Dmitry Andreev
ul. Ostrovityanova 1, Moscow, Russia, 117997; ur.liam@sur_adard

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All authors' contribution to this work is equal: selection and analysis of literature, planning of the manuscript's structure, data interpretation, drafting of the manuscript, editing.

Received: 2017-11-16 Accepted: 2017-12-05

This literature-based review focuses on the basic physiological aspects of proprioception. Below, we describe and compare a number of biomechanical platforms used to measure postural control in high-class athletes. We define the primary goals of biomechanical assessment of postural problems, paying special attention to the functional performance of proprioceptors and proprioceptive control. We also provide a list of clinical and biomechanical indicators of proprioceptive damage and propose a diagnostic algorithm for assessing static and dynamic impairments in high-class athletes.

Keywords: biomechanics, proprioception, postural balance, functional asymmetry, stabilometry, unstable platforms, balance assessment, diagnostic algorithm, high-class athletes