How cryokinetics affect sensory perception, range of motion and postural stability of uninjured and previously injured ankles

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dc.contributor.supervisor Glazebrook, Cheryl (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) en_US
dc.contributor.author bahniuk, byron
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-16T19:19:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-16T19:19:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2021-06-15
dc.date.issued 2021-06-10 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2021-06-10T18:09:09Z en_US
dc.date.submitted 2021-06-16T01:03:17Z en_US
dc.identifier.citation APA en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/35706
dc.description.abstract Injury statistics report that 45% of all athletic injuries are ankle sprains, with 85% of those occurring at the lateral aspect of the ankle. Cryokinetics is a rehabilitation technique that uses cooling with the goal to decrease neural inhibition, thus allowing for greater pain-free range of motion. The present study evaluated how cryokinetics affected sensory perception, range of motion (ROM) and postural stability with previously injured (asymptomatic) versus uninjured ankles. Tactile sensation at the lateral ankle, dorsiflexion at the ankle, as well as postural stability (with eyes open and closed) before and after a cryokinetic protocol were evaluated. The results demonstrate how cryokinetics effects sensory perception, ROM and postural stability in relation to injury history. Two-point discrimination testing demonstrated a significant reduction in tactile acuity after cryokinetics. Functional range of motion testing demonstrated an interaction between a history of ankle injury compared to no injury history, where functional ROM was significantly greater after cryokinetics for previously injured ankles. Overall, vision had the largest impact on postural stability. However, there was an interaction across previous injury history, intervention and vision for median frequency of medial/lateral-Center of Pressure. The current results highlight that ankle injury history is a significant variable when assessing the affects of cryokinetics on functional ROM of ankles and that vision affects postural stability more than cryokinetics. Future research could investigate the effects of cryokinetics on acute care injury management of ankle sprains, and perhaps to ligamentous or soft tissue injuries at joints other than the ankle. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Cryotherapy, Functional range of motion, Balance, Proprioception. en_US
dc.title How cryokinetics affect sensory perception, range of motion and postural stability of uninjured and previously injured ankles en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Kinesiology and Recreation Management en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Scribbans, Trisha (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Singer, Jonathan (Kinesiology and Recreation Management) Parsons, Joanne (Physical Therapy) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2021 en_US

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