Accuracy of reproducing hand position when using active compared with passive movement.

  title={Accuracy of reproducing hand position when using active compared with passive movement.},
  author={Yocheved Laufer and Shraga Hocherman and Ruth Dickstein},
  journal={Physiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy},
  volume={6 2},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Evaluating proprioception is relevant to physical rehabilitation because of its significance in motor control. One method of proprioceptive testing involves having subjects either imitate or point at a joint position or movement which was presented via a passive movement. However, as the muscle spindles are subject to central fusimotor control, the proprioceptive system may be better-tuned to movements created by active muscular contraction than to passive movements. The… CONTINUE READING


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