Title

Postural control strategies are dependent on reach direction in the star excursion balance test

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2016

Abstract

The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is a valid and reliable measure of dynamic postural control. Center of pressure (COP) behavior during the SEBT could provide additional information about direction-dependent SEBT balance strategies. The purpose of this study was to quantify spatiotemporal COP differences using COP area and velocity among three different SEBT reach directions (anterior, posteromedial, posterolateral). The anterior direction COP velocity was significantly lower than both posterior directions. However, the anterior COP area was significantly greater than posterior. Based on COP behavior, the anterior and posterior reach directions appear to use different postural control strategies on the SEBT.

Publication Name

International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Volume Number

21

First Page

33

Last Page

39

Issue Number

6

DOI

10.1123/ijatt.2016-0004

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