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Proprioception in Sports Medicine and Athletic Conditioning

Ogard, William K PT, PhD

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e31821bf3ae
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Abstract

PROPRIOCEPTION IS AN IMPORTANT SOMATOSENSORY SUBSYSTEM THAT AFFECTS MOVEMENT. UNDERSTANDING PROPRIOCEPTION AND HOW IT IS AFFECTED BY INJURY, REHABILITATION, AND TRAINING IS CRUCIAL TO INSTITUTING EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR TREATING AND PREVENTING INJURIES. THE AIM OF THIS ARTICLE WAS TO DISCUSS AND CLARIFY TERMINOLOGY AND CONCEPTS OF PROPRIOCEPTIVE FUNCTION AND HOW IT IS ADDRESSED IN THE CONTEXT OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND ATHLETIC CONDITIONING.

Author Information

Department of Physical Therapy, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

William K. Ogard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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