Changes in balance after the application of an articulation technique on the subtalar joint in sportsmen. A clinical trial

Title

Changes in balance after the application of an articulation technique on the subtalar joint in sportsmen. A clinical trial

Title

Efectos sobre el equilibrio en deportistas tras movilización articular de la articulación subastragalina. Ensayo clínico.

Author(s)

Alfos Oliva, Ramon;
Caracena Leon, Anastasio;
Ginea Cuadra, Eneritz

Abstract

Introduction: The subtalar joint is credited for the adaptive capacity of the foot to the terrain and the distribution of the body masses toward the rest of the foot joints. This study aimed to demonstrate that the application of an articulation technique on the subtalar joint of sportsmen would provoke changes in balance and that these would endure over time.
Methodology: The participants were 22 sportsmen whose age ranged from 18 to 36 years with a dysfunction in the subtalar joint. Two groups were formed (Experimental and Control Group) with 11 subjects in each one. Each subject was submitted to measurements in the Podometric Platform. An articulatory technique was applied to the subtalar joint of the Experimental Group and a placebo to the Control Group. Immediately after, measurements were taken. After a month all subjects were measured once again.
Results: It was considered a statistically significant p value (p) < 0.05. The Experimental Group was observed to have a deviation of the centre of gravity on the Y axis (Actual (p=0.018) Median (p=0.025)). The rest of the analyzed variables were not significant.
Conclusions: Following the joint movement of the subtalar joint, there were changes over the centre of gravity affecting the Y axis. The rest of the variables did not present any significant changes.

Abstract

Introducción: A la articulación subastragalina se le atribuye la capacidad adaptativa del pie al terreno y la distribución de cargas corporales hacia el resto de articulaciones del pie. Este estudio trató de demostrar que la aplicación de una técnica articulatoria sobre la articulación subastragalina en deportistas provocaría cambios en el equilibrio y que éstos perdurarían en el tiempo.
Metodología: Participaron 22 deportistas entre 18 y 36 años con disfunción en la articulación subastragalina. Se formaron dos grupos (Grupo Experimenta y Grupo Control) con 11 sujetos cada uno. Cada sujeto se sometió a medición en la Plataforma Podométrica. Se aplicó una técnica articulatoria sobre la articulación subastragalia al Grupo Experimental y una técnica placebo al Grupo control. Seguidamente se volvió a tomar mediciones. Al mes se sometió a todos los sujetos a una última medición.
Resultados: Se consideró resultado estadísticamente significativo p valor (p) <0.05. En el Grupo Experimental se observó desviación en el centro de gravedad sobre el eje Y (Actual (p=0.018) Medio (p=0.025)). El resto de variables analizadas no resultaron significativas.
Conclusiones: Tras la movilización articular de la articulación subastragalina hubo cambios sobre el centro de gravedad afectando al eje Y. El resto de variables no presentan cambios significativos.

presented at

Date Accepted

2015

Date Submitted

28.5.2018 18:02:52

Type

osteo_thesis

Language

Spanish

Number of pages

41

Submitted by:

62

Pub-Identifier

16102

Inst-Identifier

1049

Keywords

Balance; subtalar joint

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0

Medium

Alfos_Caracena_Ginea.pdf

Item sets

Alfos Oliva, Ramon; Caracena Leon, Anastasio; Ginea Cuadra, Eneritz, “Changes in balance after the application of an articulation technique on the subtalar joint in sportsmen. A clinical trial”, Osteopathic Research Web, accessed September 30, 2022, https://www.osteopathic-research.com/s/orw/item/451