Acta Scientific Neurology (ASNE) (ISSN: 2582-1121)

Case Series Volume 6 Issue 9

Postural Control in Static Equilibrium after Different Receptor Stimulations: A Comparison of three Case Studies

Gamarro Carmela1* and da Costa Timothy DJ2

1M. Sc in Posturology
2Department of Neuroscience and Sense Organs Università Degli Studi Aldo Moro, Italy and M. Sc in Posturology

*Corresponding Author: Gamarro Carmela, M. Sc in Posturology.

Received: July 28, 2023; Published: August 08, 2023


Objective: Training allows athletes to acquire different balance control skills based on the discipline practiced. In particular, dance, in the motor field, allows dancers to optimise the coordination skills that can improve balance and postural stability. The present study compared the postural tonic system control abilities of a semi-professional dancer (SD), a competitive judoka (CJ) and a control case (CC), under static equilibrium conditions. The subjects, selected according to homogeneity criteria, were subjected to tests in a bipodal position on a stabilometric platform and evaluated after different stimulations.

Results: The data relating to the quantity of body oscillations and the displacement surface of the centre of pressure (CoP) calculated in cm2 were compared. It emerged that the SD was not able to use vestibular afferents in a static position like the other two subjects; only after the test in which the proprioceptive receptor was differentiated, the SD reported a number of oscillations amount to 11.6 times less than the CJ and 4.5 times less than the CC.

Conclusions: According to the results obtained, the dancer implements different strategies compared to non-dancers for maintaining static balance; preferably she uses visual and proprioceptive afferents, minimising the inputs from the vestibular system.

Keywords: Stability; Postural Control; Static Balance; Vision; Proprioception; Vestibular System; Dancers; Judoka; Sport


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Citation: Gamarro Carmela and da Costa Timothy DJ. “Postural Control in Static Equilibrium after Different Receptor Stimulations: A Comparison of three Case Studies ". Acta Scientific Neurology 6.8 (2023): 02-09.


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