Sensorimotor function of the cervical spine in healthy volunteers

  title={Sensorimotor function of the cervical spine in healthy volunteers},
  author={Neil J. Artz and M A Adams and Patricia Dolan},
  booktitle={Clinical biomechanics},
BACKGROUND Sensorimotor mechanisms are important for controlling head motion. However, relatively little is known about sensorimotor function in the cervical spine. This study investigated how age, gender and variations in the test conditions affect measures of position sense, movement sense and reflex activation in cervical muscles. METHODS Forty healthy volunteers (19M/21F, aged 19-59 years) participated. Position sense was assessed by determining repositioning errors in upright and flexed… CONTINUE READING