Dario Riva

Dario Riva
International Society of Proprioception and Posture ISPP · Proprioception Research Center

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January 2006 - present
International Society of Proprioception and Posture ISPP
International Society of Proprioception and Posture ISPP
Position
  • CEO
January 1999 - May 2007
University of Torino
Position
  • Contract Professor of Sport Medicine

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Publications (34)
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The difficulty in applying active exercises during space flights increases the importance of passive countermeasures, but coupling load and instability remains indispensable for generating high frequency (HF) proprioceptive flows and preventing muscle atrophy and osteoporosis. The present study, in microgravity conditions during a parabolic flight,...
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In developed countries, falls in older people represent a rising problem. As effective prevention should start before the risk becomes evident, an early predictor is needed. Single stance instability would appear as a major risk factor. Aims of the study were to describe single stance stability, its sensory components, and their correlation with ag...
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The study of posture and movement control in humans requires technological supports able to provide accurate, reproducible and repeatable information on displacement and/or position in real-time. A methodology used in rehabilitation and in sports medicine involves the use of rocking boards on which the subjects must keep their balance, in different...
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Single limb stance instability is a risk factor for lower extremity injuries. Therefore, the development of proprioception may play an important role in injury prevention. The present investigation considered a professional basketball team for six years, integrating systematic proprioceptive activity in the training routine. The purpose was to asse...
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Single-limb stance instability is a major risk factor for falls in older adults. Thus, improvement of stance stability could play an important role in fall prevention. This study aimed to determine whether high-frequency proprioceptive training (HPT) could significantly improve single stance stability (SSS) in older adults, by increasing propriocep...
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While the first function of posture is an antigravity function, the second one is to provide an interface with the external world for perception and action. For this reason, body posture is built up by a set of assembled segments with own mass that are linked together by flexible joints controlled by the neuromuscular system. Posture based on the s...
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Maintaining postural stability is a complex process [1] involving the coordinated actions of biomechanical, sensory, motor, and central nervous system components. A relatively simple biomechanical definition for postural stability can be formulated in terms of the position of the body center of gravity relative to the base of support. The body move...
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Nine healthy volunteers (6 males, 3 females), mean age 34.5 years (SD = 11.52), underwent a vestibulo-postural rehabilitation cycle with a visuo-proprioceptive-type stimulus. All subjects in the study group were evaluated by means of stabilometric bipodalic and monopodalic tests both before and immediately after treatment, and again 3 month thereaf...
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INTRODUCTION. Increasing the effectiveness and minimizing time in applying countermeasures to maintain postural muscle trophism and positive structural remodelling of bones, joints and tendons is an important task for human space exploration. Nevertheless the coupling of load and instability remains indispensable. PURPOSE. The aim of this study was...
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INTRODUCTION: The Endless Diving project, a scientific research born from an athletic gesture, is a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human factors exposed to an extraordinary environment: we’ve evaluated the physiological modifications that man could face during extreme conditions, and completed studies concerning psychophysical endurance...
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In ice hockey, players produce high velocities by skating and game actions are typically characterized by sudden accelerations and brisk decelerations. Thus, the vestibular system is particularly stressed. The aims of this study were to evaluate sensorial organization and head stabilization control of ice hockey players in order to investigate if t...
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INTRODUCTION. Increasing the effectiveness and minimizing time in applying countermeasures to maintain postural muscle trophism and positive structural remodelling is an important task for human space exploration. PURPOSE. The aim of this study was to investigate if an endurance propriopceptive training of the postural muscles can be applied with s...
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The purposes of this study were to compare postural stability between obese and lean subjects and to investigate the effect of a 3-week body weight reduction (BWR) program entailing specific balance training on postural stability of extremely obese patients. Time of balance maintenance and mean error on the medial-lateral direction at the trunk and...
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SdS/Rivista di cultura sportiva, Anno XXIV, n° 64 2 Lo studio si pone l'obiettivo di accertare le caratteristiche delle capacità coordinative di velisti della Classe Olimpica 49er. I risultati hanno evidenziato sostanziali differenze tra i due ruoli di timoniere e di prodiere confermando l'ipotesi di partenza che vedeva nel timoniere l'atleta in gr...
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Introduction. The surgical ACL reconstruction does not restore functional stability and the standards of efficiency required, without an optimized rehabilitation process. At the same time, the rehabilitation process must search for functional stability not only of the joint involved (or of the whole lower limb) but also of the whole postural contro...
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Un entraînement pour le développement de la force des muscles stabilisateurs perd une grande partie de son efficacité si le système proprioceptif n'a pas été activé d'une manière appropriée. Posséder une grande puissance c'est important pour un athlète. Mais quel pourcentage de ce potentiel est à même d'exprimer l'athlète? On oublie trop souvent qu...
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Introduction Static postural control is strongly affected by the functional level of the three systems involved: proprioceptive, visual and vestibular. The proprioceptive system is the quickest and, with sensors present in every muscle, tendon and joint, is able to inform at a high velocity the nervous centres at the spinal and brainstem level. The...
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Introduction The hypokinesis that characterises the western population can lead to the impairment of postural control. This study investigated whether different kinds of sports and sedentary life can influence dynamic postural control in children. A subject in single stance on a rocking board manages the situations of instability using three main s...
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Introduction The hypokinesis that characterises the western population can lead to the impairment of postural control. This study investigated whether different kinds of sports and sedentary life can influence dynamic postural control in children. A subject in single stance on a rocking board manages the situations of instability using three main s...
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Danza su ghiaccio e pattinaggio artistico: strategie posturali statiche e dinamiche e differenti modelli di allenamento Se consideriamo il significato odierno del Pattinaggio di Figura, inteso come espressione spettacolare ed artistica della capacità di rendere facile e " bello da vedere " un gesto tecnico difficile e fisicamente gravoso, risulta c...
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Introduction Dynamic postural control and disequilibrium management in candidates for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have been scarcely investigated, perhaps because of the difficulties in measuring them. Most international studies have concerned knee joint position sense, but this aspect represents only the conscious component of proprioception. Th...
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Introduction Static postural control in single stance is strongly affected by the functional level of the three systems involved: proprioceptive, visual and vestibular. The visual system improves the precision of the postural control that would be possible using only the proprioceptive information. The aim of this study was to investigate if candid...
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Introduction Even if the abilities to keep balance and postural control in a situation of unstable support in single stance, are considered an indispensable requirement to perform " deep edges " , " difficult steps " , " fast turns " and, generally speaking, to produce a very high standard of quality skating, up to now, they have been scarcely inve...
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La postura è il mantenimento prolungato di una posizione del corpo. Per comprendere il significato di postura è necessario ricordare che l'uomo è una struttura instabile che lotta continuamente contro la forza di gravità per non cadere. Questa continua situazione di instabilità favorisce una maggiore dinamicità, in quanto un oggetto in equilibrio i...
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INTRODUCTION. The hypokinesis that characterises the western population can lead, also without joint injuries, to the impairment of postural control. This study investigated if different kind of sports and sedentary life can influence dynamic postural control in children. MATERIAL AND METHODS. 109 children, aged 9 to 13, were assessed to quantify d...
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La qualità dei movimenti dipende dal controllo posturale, statico e dinamico, in appoggio monopodalico. Quali sistemi lo governano e come è possibile valutarne e migliorarne la funzionalità? Senza l'intervento della forza muscolare l'uomo non può mantenere la stazione eretta, tende cioè a cadere. Questa continua situazione di instabilità favorisce...
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Che cos'è e come si allena. Dall' osservazione dei grandi campioni alla riscoperta di strutture arcaiche che tutti possiamo riattivare per migliorare le strategie di gestione del disequilibrio Si legge e si sente parlare sempre più spesso di allenamento e riabilitazione propriocettiva, ma frequentemente gli esercizi proposti non sono assolutamente...

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