Adaptation of postural control to perturbations-a process that initiates long-term motor memory.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The objective was to investigate postural control adaptation during daily repeated posturography with vibratory calf stimulation. The posturography was performed with eyes open and closed daily for 5 days and after 90 days on 12 healthy subjects. The postural control adaptation could be described as two separate processes, a rapid adaptation during the test progress and a long-term habituation between consecutive test days. The adaptive improvements gained during the 5 days consecutive testing, largely remained 90 days later but seemed restricted to the same test situation. The findings suggest that balance rehabilitation should include a variety of repeated exercises, which are sufficiently long to induce habituation.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Otorhinolaryngology


  • Leg, Human, Female, Equilibrium/*physiology, Adult, Adolescence, Physiological/*physiology, Adaptation, Statistics, Nonparametric, Vibration, Torque, Male, Motor Skills, Muscle, Skeletal/physiology, Posture/*physiology, Regression Analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-82
JournalGait & Posture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

Related research output

Fredrik Tjernström, 2009, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University. 144 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (compilation)

View all (1)