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Evaluation Method of Immediate Effect of Local Vibratory Stimulation on Proprioceptive Control Strategy: A Pilot Study

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Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
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Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
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Three-Dimensional Motion Analysis Room, Aichi Prefectural Mikawa Aoitori Medical and Rehabilitation Center for Developmental Disabilities, Okazaki 444-0002, Japan
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Department of Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 461-8673, Japan
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Faculty of Clinical Engineering, School of Medical Sciences, Fujita Health University, Toyoake 470-1192, Japan
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Department of Physical Therapy, Nagoya Heisei College of Nursing and Medical Care, Nagoya 464-0850, Japan
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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Obu 474-8511, Japan
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Academic Editor: Nicola Lopomo
Electronics 2021, 10(3), 341; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030341
Received: 20 December 2020 / Revised: 25 January 2021 / Accepted: 27 January 2021 / Published: 1 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Bioelectronics)
Postural instability owing to poor proprioception is considered a main cause of low back pain and falls. However, the effect of local vibratory stimulation on a poor proprioceptor on proprioceptive control strategy has yet to be evaluated. Therefore, in this study, we proposed an evaluation method of the immediate effect on proprioceptive control strategies by applying local vibratory stimulation to the poor proprioceptor. First, using our device, we determined the poor proprioceptors in each of six elderly patients with non-specific low back pain. Furthermore, we applied local vibratory stimulation to the poor proprioceptor. Finally, we compared the proprioceptive control strategy before and after applying local vibratory stimulation. As a result, the proprioceptive control strategy improved for three patients with impaired muscle spindles that responded to a higher frequency (p < 0.05). Thus, the impaired proprioceptive control strategy caused by a decline in the muscle spindle responding to a higher frequency might be improved by local vibratory stimulation. Furthermore, it was shown that our developed device and protocol might be used to evaluate proprioceptive control strategies within multiple frequency ranges, as well as activate a poor proprioceptor based on diagnosis and improve the proprioceptive control strategies. View Full-Text
Keywords: proprioceptive control strategy; local vibratory stimulation; relative proprioceptive weighting ratio proprioceptive control strategy; local vibratory stimulation; relative proprioceptive weighting ratio
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Ito, Y.; Kawai, K.; Morita, Y.; Ito, T.; Yamazaki, K.; Kato, Y.; Sakai, Y. Evaluation Method of Immediate Effect of Local Vibratory Stimulation on Proprioceptive Control Strategy: A Pilot Study. Electronics 2021, 10, 341. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030341

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Ito Y, Kawai K, Morita Y, Ito T, Yamazaki K, Kato Y, Sakai Y. Evaluation Method of Immediate Effect of Local Vibratory Stimulation on Proprioceptive Control Strategy: A Pilot Study. Electronics. 2021; 10(3):341. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030341

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Ito, Yohei; Kawai, Keitaro; Morita, Yoshifumi; Ito, Tadashi; Yamazaki, Kazunori; Kato, Yoshiji; Sakai, Yoshihito. 2021. "Evaluation Method of Immediate Effect of Local Vibratory Stimulation on Proprioceptive Control Strategy: A Pilot Study" Electronics 10, no. 3: 341. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics10030341

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