Return to Sports and Proprioception

  • Hayri Baran Yosmaoglu
  • Emel Sonmezer


Various models and algorithms have been defined that can guide the decision to return to sport based on evidence. The requirements for high level sportive activity are defined as strength, power, endurance, flexibility, balance, proprioception, speed, and agility. Although proprioception is shown among the primary criteria for functional performance and postural stability, there is no consensus on a reliable method to objectively determine the proprioception in return to sport phase of the rehabilitation after injury. Moreover, there is no consensus on how much the effect of the proprioception on the decision to return to sport is. The details in the relationship between return to sport and the proprioception were discussed in this chapter.


Kinesthesia Joint position sense Mechanoreceptors Rehabilitation Sport injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health SciencesBaskent UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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