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Vol. 48. Issue 178.
Pages 69-76 (April - June 2013)
Vol. 48. Issue 178.
Pages 69-76 (April - June 2013)
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The role of the sensory-motor system in joint stability during sports activities
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Azahara Fort Vanmeerhaeghea,
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azaharafort@gmail.com

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, Azahara Fort Vanmeerhaegheb, Daniel Romero Rodriguezc
a Facultat de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport Blanquerna, Barcelona, España
b Escola Universitària de la salut i l'esport (EUSES), Universitat de Girona, Cataluña, España
c Escola Universitària d'Infermeria, Fisioteràpia i Nutrició Blanquerna. Universitat Ramon Llull. Barcelona. España.
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In the field of physical activity and sports science, some controversy has currently been created by the term “sensorimotor”’ system, frequently simplified in error to the term of “proprioceptive system”. Incorporating all of the sensory (afferent), motor (efferent), and central integration and processing components, this system serves to maintain functional joint stability during body movements. The main objective of this review is to clarify the concepts related to the sensorimotor system and understand their importance in sports training, injury prevention and return-to-play.

Keywords:
Sensorimotor
Proprioception
Neuromuscular control
Apunts Sports Medicine
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