Laser Tracker - a handy device that verify proprioception of neck and head

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Dorota Anna Torbe ; Andrzej Torbe ; Anna Lubkowska (2017)
  • Publisher: Kazimierz Wielki University
  • Journal: Journal of Education (issn: 2391-8306)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5281/zenodo.888983, doi: 10.5281/zenodo.888982
  • Subject: GV557-1198.995 | neck pain | R | Education | Sports | deep sensation | Medicine | joint position sense | proprioception | L

Torbé Dorota, Torbé Andrzej, Lubkowska Anna. Laser Tracker - a handy device that verify proprioception of neck and head. Journal of Education, Health and Sport. 2017;7(9):155-166. eISSN 2391-8306. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.888983 http://ojs.ukw.edu.pl/index.php/johs/article/view/4781 The journal has had 7 points in Ministry of Science and Higher Education parametric evaluation. Part B item 1223 (26.01.2017). 1223 Journal of Education, Health and Sport eISSN 2391-8306 7 © The Authors 2017; This article is published with open access at Licensee Open Journal Systems of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited. The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Received: 01.09.2017. Revised: 10.09.2017. Accepted: 11.09.2017. Laser Tracker - a handy device that verify proprioception of neck and head Dorota Torbé1, Andrzej Torbé2, Anna Lubkowska1 1Department of Physical Medicine and Functional Diagnostics, Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, ul. Żołnierska 54, 71-210 Szczecin 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pomeranian Medical University, Szczecin, al. Powstańców Wielkopolskich. 72, 70-111 Szczecin Address for correspondence: torbea@wp.pl Abstract Introduction: Cervical spine is characterized by the greatest mobility among other parts of the spine. High mobility and relatively low load which is the subject's neck (own weight, the weight of the head, tension arising from the work of the shoulder girdle) that make it vulnerable injuries and overload resulting from adverse external conditions. Neck pain is a common issue in modern society but the sources of its development can be many. According to many researchers, long-lasting neck pain disturbs afferent nerve conduction perpetuating the abnormal muscle tone in the occiput, neck and shoulder girdle, thus adversely affecting the proprioceptive sensibility in the cervical spine. Stability small disorders can occur many years before the onset of other clinical symptoms, dry as disc protrusions or radiologically confirmed features of disc degeneration, significantly hindering the functioning of patients and Potentially limiting the maximum performance of an athlete. Study objective: The aim of this study is to present possibilities of using a Laser Tracker, a simple and compact device which is intended to examine and train proprioception within the head and neck. Conclusion: In the light of the roles that the cervical spine plays for the posture of the whole body and of the fact That proper proprioception is the main pillar of prevention of overload injuries and determines normal neuromuscular control, it is worth assisting the therapy with a visual feedback. That possibility is given to the Laser Tracker. In the therapeutic practice, it seems to have an invaluable role and further top unlimited options for use. Key words: joint position sense, deep sensation, proprioception, neck pain
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