Postural Control Pre- and Post-Group Supervised Clinic Based Exercise or Home Based Exercise in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Clinical Trial

SUMMARY Background. Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic, multifactorial and progressive disease that decreases range of motion and flexibility and alters proprioception and postural control. Postural control provides stability and conditions to assume and maintain the desired body position. In OA patients, this postural control is diminished along with overall functional capacity, and physical exercise … Continued

Relationship between Functional and Laboratory Balance Assessment in Females with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

SUMMARY Background. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common muscu- loskeletal problems, especially in young females. Dynamic standing balance impairment is a risk factor for PFPS. Objective of this study is to investigate the relationship between functional and laboratory dynamic standing balance assessment in women with PFPS to determine the role of … Continued

Effect of Eight-Week Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Pattern-Based Exercises on Performance Scores and Postural Stability in Elite Men Basketball Players

SUMMARY Background and objective. Balance is essential to an athlete’s ability and may be affected by some interventions like exercise. The Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) exercises to facilitate and control neuro-muscular systems. This study investigated the Effect of eight-week Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) pattern-based exercises on function and balance in elite basketball players. Materials and methods. This study was … Continued