Day-time effect on postural stability in young sportsmen

Russo L., D’Eramo U., Padulo J., Foti C., Schiffer R., Scoppa F..

balance; circadian variation; intra/inter variability; reliability; stabilometry; testing; time of day

Stabilometry is commonly used from clinicians and posturologists for stability and postural assessment of patients. In the daily practice a large number of posturologists are usual to control the effect of their treatments on the same subject through stabilometry but tests are not always performed at the same time, so it is necessary to be sure that data are not influenced by the time-of-day. The aim of this study was to evaluate the time-of-day effect on stabilometric parameters and theirs variation.