Influence of occlusal splint on competitive athletes performances

D'Ermes, Vittorio and Basile, Mario and Rampello, Alessandro and Di Paolo, Carlo (2012) Influence of occlusal splint on competitive athletes performances. Annali di stomatologia, 3 (3-4). pp. 113-118. ISSN 1971-1441

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of an orthopedic oral device on the performance of competitive athletes. Seven athletes from different sports have been examined during athletic tests with and without an oral device. The athletes were examined by two calibrated gnathologic operators and with specific radiography. All of the subjects were submitted to a postural exam on an electronic platform with and without the oral device applied. All subjects underwent objective tests, performed by federal trainers in specialized centers, to evaluate the athletic performance with and without the occlusal splint. The results showed an improvement of all the tests carried out. Our findings lead us to believe that the use of a costumed oral device, it is able to optimize neuro-muscular coordination and to improve the competitive performance of athletes, while the muscular strength not respond significantly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Splint, postural balance, athletes performances
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia > 617.5 Medicina regionale; Chirurgia regionale
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2013 14:41
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 11:02

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