There are several research studies underway observing the effect of cervical proprioception on motor control, particularly after neck and/or concussion injury. In the lab, researchers are utilizing the laser headlamp to study assessment and treatment tasks targeting joint position error of the cervical spine.
Future studies will aim to advance our knowledge on oculomotor, vestibular, and kinesthetic integration systems in both healthy and concussed populations.
Further studies will focus on the validity and reliability of the laser headlamp as it applies to research and clinical settings.
- Medical Journals
- Kristjansson, E. and Treleaven, J. (2009) Sensorimotor function and dizziness in neck pain: Implications for assessment and management. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 39 5: 364-377. doi:10.2519/jospt.2009.2834
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- Treleaven, Julia, Jull, Gwendolen and Sterling, Michele (2003) Dizziness and unsteadiness following whiplash injury: Characteristic features and relationship with cervical joint position error. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 35 1: 36-43. doi:10.1080/16501970306109
- Treleaven, Julia (2017) Dizziness, unsteadiness, visual disturbances, and sensorimotor control in traumatic neck pain. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 47 7: 492-502. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.7052
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