Effects of experience in a dynamic environment on postural control

K Needham, Garry Allison, Brendan Lay, Dylan Edwards

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Surfing is a balance-reliant, open skill performed in a dynamic environment rich in visual, somatosensory and vestibular information. Objective: To evaluate adaptations to the postural control system by surfing experience. Methods: Postural control was assessed in an upright bipedal stance in 60 male volunteers (21 elite surfers, 20 intermediate level surfers, and 19 controls) using various closed-stance positions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalBritish Journal of Sports Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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