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Objectives: Postural control or balance is an importont factor to avoid injury in sport. Especially after injury efficient postural control is focal point in rehabilitation progress to return sport. Joint position sense is a compenent of balance. In recent decades to assess joint position sense became highly popular in rehabilitation researches but to assesses joint position sense is costly and time-consuming. The study includes a practical way of assessing ankle position sense.
Method: In this study ankle joint position sense of amateur athletes (5=female, 29=male) were assessed using 6 different dorsal flexion degrees (32-34-36 and 30-35-40) using triangle wooden blocks.
Results: After statistical analyse in 32-34-36 sequantial degree anticipation of right ankle joint position sense there were 24 true 9 false but in 30-35-40 degrees there were 21 true 12 false anticipations. In 32-34-36 sequential degree anticipation of left ankle joint position sense there were 21 false and 12 true anticipations but in 30-35-40 sequential degrees there were 24 true 9 false anticipations.
Conclusions: The study and similar studies in litarature show that 5 degree error is a critical point to assess joint position sense of ankle to say whether it is healthy or not. So that sequential joint position sense with 5 degree diffirence can be used as a practical assesstment in rehabilitation clinics.
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