Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
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Patellar movement perception related to a backward-leaning standing position
Hitoshi AsaiYuito OdashiroPleiades Tiharu Inaoka
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Volume 29 (2017) Issue 8 Pages 1372-1376

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[Purpose] To investigate the patellar movement perception related to backward-leaning standing. [Subjects and Methods] Both the patellar range of motion during backward-leaning standing and perception related to patellar movement were analyzed using television-x irradiation images in 12 randomly selected healthy young individuals. [Results] Starting in a relaxed condition, two types of patellar movements were confirmed: those where the patella moves (patellar movement trials) and those where the patella does not move (patellar non-movement trials) during backward-leaning standing. The rate of the perceived patellar motion in the patellar movement trials was significantly higher (90.9%) than that in the patellar non-movement trials (66.7%). When starting in a quadriceps-contracted condition, the rate of perceived trials (77.0%) was significantly lower than that of the trials started in a relaxed condition. [Conclusion] The perception of patellar movement while backward-leaning standing may contribute to the perception of a backward standing position especially when the patella really moves.

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