Reliability and Sensitivity of Smartphone Accelerometer to Assess Postural Balance in Healthy Individuals

SUMMARY Background. Inertial sensors within smartphones present a cost-effective and practical option for balance assessment. However, it is crucial to ensure that the extracted parameter is informative about postural control. In this study, we aimed to investigate the smartphone’s ability to differentiate between various levels of difficulty in balance tasks and assess the reliability of … 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

Postural Stability in Men with Anterior Cruciate and Bicruciate Ligament Knee Injury

SUMMARY Background. Knee ligaments are not only recognized as mechanical stabilizers, but also as sensorimotor components contributing to the proprioceptive feedback mecha­nisms and neuromuscular stabilization of knee joint. The study investigated the influ­ence of isolated and bicruciate ligament injury of cruciate ligaments on postural stabil­ity in male individuals prior to reconstruction surgery. Materials and methods. … Continued

Influence of duration of pain on postural sway in individuals with mechanical neck pain

Purpose. The study investigated the influence of duration of neck pain on postural control in individuals with mechanical neck pain. Methods. Seventy-two patients with mechanical neck pain were categorized into three groups (acute, subacute, and chronic) based on symptom duration. Postural sway was recorded in standing on a posturography platform. Centre of pressure (COP) measurements … Continued