Medycyna fotodynamiczna / Photodynamic medicine
Influence of exercises in an open and a closed kinematic chain on proprioception of an elbow joint / Wpływ ćwiczeń w otwartym i zamkniętym łańcuchu kinematycznym na propriocepcję stawu łokciowego (80–89)
Autorzy: Szymon Wyszyński, Sylwia Stiler
The presented study aimed to assess the influence of exercises in an open and a closed kinematic chain on the level of proprioception of an elbow joint. Examination was carried out on 25 patients, aged 19‒30. Proprioception at 30, 60, 90 and 120 degrees of elbow flexion was measured for each patient. The exercises were performed within 2 weeks. Results shown that in the left limb there were statistically significant differences after application of exercises in open kinematic chains in position of 60 degrees of elbow flexion (p≤0,02) and after exercises in closed kinematic chains in 90 degrees of elbow flexion (p≤0,01). In the right limb, statistically significant differences after exercises in open kinematic chains (30, 60, 90 degrees) and in position of 120-degree flexion in closed kinematic chain, were observed. If there is a desire to improve proprioception above 90 degrees of elbow flexure, it is recommended to apply exercises in the closed kinematic chain.
Słowa kluczowe: proprioception, elbow joint, kinematic chain