The role of plantar cutaneous mechanoreceptors on static stance and gait balance

dc.contributor.advisorGriffin, Lisa
dc.creatorNahan, Key Yang
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-9706-7516
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-01T22:26:08Z
dc.date.available2021-11-01T22:26:08Z
dc.date.created2020-12
dc.date.issued2021-04-02
dc.date.submittedDecember 2020
dc.date.updated2021-11-01T22:26:09Z
dc.description.abstractThe role of plantar cutaneous mechanoreceptors (PCMR) and associated afferent input on static stance and steady-state gait in healthy adults and the elderly was evaluated. PCMR affect balance and motor task performance through activation of spinal reflexes and input to higher cortical centers to influence movement and motor planning. In older adults, PCMR insensitivity has a negative effect on balance and performance, whereas tactile and vibration stimuli improve balance and performance. PCMR play an important role in static stance and gait balance maintenance. This information can be utilized effectively in the screening of fall-risk patients. It also supports the use of textured insoles and plantar subthreshold vibration for improving balance and performance in static stance and gait in older adults.
dc.description.departmentKinesiology and Health Education
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/89781
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFoot sole
dc.subjectPlantar cutaneous mechanoreceptor
dc.subjectBalance
dc.subjectStatic stance
dc.subjectGait
dc.subjectFalls risk
dc.subjectElderly
dc.titleThe role of plantar cutaneous mechanoreceptors on static stance and gait balance
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentKinesiology and Health Education
thesis.degree.disciplineKinesiology
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Kinesiology
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