Ankle proprioception is not targeted by exercises on an unstable surface

  title={Ankle proprioception is not targeted by exercises on an unstable surface},
  author={Henri Kiers and Simon Brumagne and Jaap H. van Die{\"e}n and Philip J. van der Wees and Luc Vanhees},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
Laboratory study using a repeated measures design. The aim of this study was to determine if ankle proprioception is targeted in exercises on unstable surfaces. Lateral ankle sprain (LAS) has recurrence rates over 70%, which are believed to be due to a reduced accuracy of proprioceptive signals from the ankle. Proprioceptive exercises in rehabilitation of LAS mostly consist of balancing activities on an unstable surface. The methods include 100 healthy adults stood barefoot on a solid surface… CONTINUE READING
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