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Training effects of two different unstable shoe constructions on postural control in static and dynamic testing situations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21496770     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare training effects on postural control using two different unstable shoe constructions.
SUBJECTS AND SETTING: Twenty-nine healthy subjects participated in this study and were randomly divided into three groups. Two experimental groups (10 subjects in each group) were assigned to a 6 week training program of specific sensorimotor exercises with unstable shoe constructions, one group using MBT(®) shoes and one group wearing Reflex Control(®) shoes (RC). Subjects in the control group (9 subjects) did not perform balance training.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Postural control was measured in one-leg stance in two testing conditions. We recorded postural sway on a force plate (static testing situation) and displacements of a moveable platform (dynamic testing situation) before and after the training period.
RESULTS: There were no effects of training with unstable shoe constructions on postural sway in the static testing condition (for comparison of groups: p = 0.990 and p = 0.119). However, the RC group showed statistically significant improvements in the dynamic testing situation (p = 0.014 compared to control subjects). In the MBT group improvements were not significantly different in comparison to control group (p = 0.518).
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that exercises using unstable shoe constructions, particularly the RC, improve postural control only in dynamic conditions.
Stephan Turbanski; Heinz Lohrer; Tanja Nauck; Dietmar Schmidtbleicher
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2011-03-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1873-1600     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Ther Sport     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-18     Completed Date:  2011-09-22     Revised Date:  2011-10-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940513     Medline TA:  Phys Ther Sport     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Goethe-University, Institute of Sport Sciences, 60487 Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Equipment Design
Leg / physiology*
Physical Education and Training*
Postural Balance / physiology*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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