About this Research Topic
Proprioceptive, Visual, Vestibular and Cognitive systems interact in a continuous sensorial re-weighting ensuring gaze and postural control. The central nervous system integrates the information originating from these systems ensuring balance in both static and dynamic conditions. Impairments of gaze and postural control affect quality of life and lead to an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injury, morbidity and mortality. Understanding which is the more appropriate diagnostic paradigm and the best tailored rehabilitative approach for the different pathologies is to date under debate.
The goal of this Research Topic is to collect various methods (e.g., neurophysiological, neuroimaging, wearable sensors, sensor-based, robotic, new technologies l etc.) allowing a quantitative assessment of balance disorders and their rehabilitation strategies. Topic Editors aim to foster the most up-to-date research on this topic and will welcome contributions such as Original Research Article, (Mini/Systematic) Review and Brief Research Report.
The aim of this Research Topic is to disseminate research evidence on the therapeutic strategies for gaze and postural rehabilitation with particular focus on Proprioceptive, Visual and Vestibular afferents and their functional neurological connection.
Therefore, for this Research Topic, we welcome contributions on, but not limited to:
• Evaluation of gaze and postural control in both static and dynamic conditions
• Reweighting of vestibular, visual and proprioceptive information during the balance control
• Rehabilitation strategies for balance disorders of vestibular, visual or proprioceptive origin
• New rehabilitation strategies for isolated or selective vestibular receptors deficit
• New technologies for dynamic balance evaluation and assessment
Keywords: Vestibular, Visual, Proprioceptive, Gaze, Postural, Assessment, rehabilitation
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