E. R. Laskowski, K. Newcomer-Aney, J. Smith

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Although definitions of proprioception may vary, its importance in preventing and rehabilitating athletic injuries remains constant. Proprioception plays a significant role in the afferent-efferent neuromuscular control arc. This control arc is disrupted with joint and soft tissue injury. Restoring proprioception after injury allows the body to maintain stability and orientation during static and dynamic activities. By focusing on aspects of neuromuscular function, such as dynamic joint stability, practitioners can design and study interventions to maximize sport and daily life neuromuscular function. Further research is necessary to elucidate how proprioceptive deficits can be remedied or compensated to improve function and prevent reinjury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-340
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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