Balance Perturbations as a Measurement Tool for Trunk Impairment in Cross-Country Sit Skiing
Rosso, V., Gastaldi, L., Rapp, W., Lindinger, S., Vanlandewijck, Y., Äyrämö, S., & Linnamo, V. (2019). Balance Perturbations as a Measurement Tool for Trunk Impairment in Cross-Country Sit Skiing. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 36(1), 61-76. https://doi.org/10.1123/apaq.2017-0161
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In cross-country sit-skiing, the trunk plays a crucial role in propulsion generation and balance maintenance. Trunk stability is evaluated by automatic responses to unpredictable perturbations; however, electromyography is challenging. The aim of this study was to identify a measure to group sit-skiers according to their ability to control the trunk. Seated in their competitive sit-ski, 10 male and 5 female Paralympic sit-skiers received 6 forward and 6 backward unpredictable perturbations in random order. k-means clustered trunk position at rest, delay to invert the trunk motion, and trunk range of motion significantly into 2 groups. In conclusion, unpredictable perturbations might quantify trunk impairment and may become an important tool in the development of an evidence-based classification system for cross-country sit-skiers.
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