BioMed Research International

Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Postural Function


Publishing date
11 Sep 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Apr 2015

1University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour, Tarbes, France

2University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

3University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy


Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Postural Function

Description

Postural regulation is organized in hierarchical and stereotypic patterns and requires the integration of afferent information from the visual, vestibular, and proprioceptive systems. It is negatively affected by neurological pathologies, muscle tone, and sensitivity deficits (e.g., vestibular, cerebellum, and visual). When subjects present such pathologies, they are liable to fall which can engender dramatic consequences on their physical integrity. Stimulation techniques of the sensorial and motor functions in a rehabilitation context are likely to improve and help restoring postural function.

Moreover, postural regulation can also be positively influenced by training. Indeed, in a working or a sporting context, highly skilled subjects are subjected to having a performant postural control since there is a close relationship between postural and motor skill, specific training developing specific postural skills.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles developing rehabilitation and training techniques in order to restore or improve postural control in pathological, frail, and sportsmen subjects. We are especially interested in articles that explain the mechanisms involved in the restoration or improvement of the postural function especially by focusing on the sensory information and/or its central integration as well as on the motor output.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and testing of novel and effective rehabilitation techniques of the postural function
  • Development and testing of the specific training of the postural function
  • Concepts of rehabilitation or improvement of the vestibular system
  • Concepts of rehabilitation or improvement of proprioception
  • Concepts of improvement in the integration of visual information
  • Identification of the central adaptations related to rehabilitation techniques and/or the specific training
  • Identification of improvement of the motor output of the postural system
  • Exploration of the effects of physical activity and sports in pathological and healthy sedentary or sportsmen subjects on postural control
  • Exploration of postural behavior in ageing and acute/chronic disease populations such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, and concussion
  • Exploration of physiological and pathophysiological components engaged in balance and posture

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 891390
  • - Review Article

Techniques and Methods for Testing the Postural Function in Healthy and Pathological Subjects

Thierry Paillard | Frédéric Noé
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 703679
  • - Editorial

Rehabilitation and Improvement of the Postural Function

Thierry Paillard | Massimiliano Pau | ... | Luis-Millán González
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 328142
  • - Review Article

Mobile Phone-Based Joint Angle Measurement for Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation of Proprioception

Quentin Mourcou | Anthony Fleury | ... | Nicolas Vuillerme
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 463792
  • - Clinical Study

Recovery of Posture Stability at Different Foot Placements in Patients Who Underwent Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty: A One-Year Follow-Up Study

Chun-Ju Chang | Na-Ling Lin | ... | Jen-Suh Chern
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 958450
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Myoelectric Activity of Paraspinal Muscles in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis during Habitual Standing and Sitting

Garcia Kwok | Joanne Yip | ... | Kit-Lun Yick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 385269
  • - Research Article

Mobility and Balance and Their Correlation with Physiological Factors in Elderly with Different Foot Postures

Aisyah Mohd Said | Haidzir Manaf | ... | Maria Justine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 902896
  • - Clinical Study

Effect of Workplace- versus Home-Based Physical Exercise on Muscle Response to Sudden Trunk Perturbation among Healthcare Workers: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial

Markus D. Jakobsen | Emil Sundstrup | ... | Lars L. Andersen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 916478
  • - Research Article

Effectiveness and Limitations of Unsupervised Home-Based Balance Rehabilitation with Nintendo Wii in People with Multiple Sclerosis

Massimiliano Pau | Giancarlo Coghe | ... | Eleonora Cocco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 716042
  • - Research Article

Relationships of Balance, Gait Performance, and Functional Outcome in Chronic Stroke Patients: A Comparison of Left and Right Lesions

Priscila Garcia Lopes | José Augusto Fernandes Lopes | ... | Linamara Rizzo Battistella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 842804
  • - Review Article

The Role of Ankle Proprioception for Balance Control in relation to Sports Performance and Injury

Jia Han | Judith Anson | ... | Yu Liu
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