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Comparative Effectiveness of Plantar-Massage Techniques on Postural Control in Those With Chronic Ankle Instability.

Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Plantar-Massage Techniques on Postural Control in Those With Chronic Ankle Instability.
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Name(s): Wikstrom, Erik A, author
Song, Kyeongtak, author
Lea, Ashley, author
Brown, Nastassia, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2017-07-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description:   One of the major concerns after an acute lateral ankle sprain is the potential for development of chronic ankle instability (CAI). The existing research has determined that clinician-delivered plantar massage improves postural control in those with CAI. However, the effectiveness of self-administered treatments and the underlying cause of any improvements remain unclear.   To determine (1) the effectiveness of a self-administered plantar-massage treatment in those with CAI and (2) whether the postural-control improvements were due to the stimulation of the plantar cutaneous receptors.   Crossover study.   University setting.   A total of 20 physically active individuals (6 men and 14 women) with self-reported CAI.   All participants completed 3 test sessions involving 3 treatments: a clinician-delivered manual plantar massage, a patient-delivered self-massage with a ball, and a clinician-delivered sensory brush massage.   Postural control was assessed using single-legged balance with eyes open and the Star Excursion Balance Test.   Static postural control improved (P ≤ .014) after each of the interventions. However, no changes in dynamic postural control after any of the interventions were observed (P > .05). No differences were observed between a clinician-delivered manual plantar massage and either a patient-delivered self-massage with a ball or a clinician-delivered sensory brush massage in any postural-control outcome.   In those with CAI, single 5-minute sessions of traditional plantar massage, self-administered massage, and sensory brush massage each resulted in comparable static postural-control improvements. The results also provide empirical evidence suggesting that the mechanism for the postural-control improvements is the stimulation of the plantar cutaneous receptors.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28722491 (IID), 10.4085/1062-6050-52.4.02 (DOI), PMC5517117 (PMCID), 28722491 (RID), 28722491 (EID)
Keywords: Balance, Plantar cutaneous receptors, Self-administered treatment
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5517117.
Subject(s): Adult
Ankle Injuries/complications
Ankle Injuries/therapy
Ankle Joint/physiopathology
Chronic Disease
Cross-Over Studies
Female
Foot
Humans
Joint Instability/physiopathology
Joint Instability/therapy
Male
Massage/methods
Middle Aged
Postural Balance/physiology
Self Report
Young Adult
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28722491
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of athletic training.
1938-162X
Issue: iss. 7, vol. 52

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Wikstrom, E. A., Song, K., Lea, A., & Brown, N. (2017). Comparative Effectiveness of Plantar-Massage Techniques on Postural Control in Those With Chronic Ankle Instability. Journal Of Athletic Training. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28722491