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Volume:1 Issue:8 Number:160 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #739
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

External Focus of Attention results in improved transfer of a postural control task


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of Focus of Attention on Transfer of a Postural Control Task Following an Ankle Sprain

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007 Sep;37(9):564-9

Contributing Authors: N Rotem-Lehrer Y Laufer

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Synopsis

36 male patients with a grade 1 or 2 lateral ankle sprain were randomly assigned to either complete postural control training using an internal focus of attention or an external focus of attention. The results over the 3 day period indicate that patients who used external focus of attention during training (on moderately unstable surfaces) had improved postural control on less stable and untrained...

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