Proprioception in Arthritic Hips

What’s This Research About?

This type of research gives us a better glimpse into how proprioception and movement work, and how they’re altered by mechanical changes. The purpose of this study is first to determine the existence of mechanoreceptors and free nerve endings in the hip joint and to distinguish between their conditions: those with arthrosis and without arthrosis.

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Jenn Pilotti

TITLE: The characteristics of the mechanoreceptors of the hip with arthritis


PUBLICATION: Journal of Orthopedic Surgical Research

DATE: November 2011

AUTHORS : Miguel RB Moraes, Maria LC Cavalcante, José AD Leite, José N Macedo, Marianna LB Sampaio, Vagnaldo F Jamacaru, and Mariana G Santana

Mechanoreceptors: Sensory receptors that respond to a mechanical stimulus, such as pressure or tension.

Free nerve endings: The afferent nerve ending of a sensory neuron

Afferent: The part of the nervous system that brings information about the body to the brain

Efferent: The part of the nervous system that brings information from the brain to the body

Hip arthrosis: Bone to bone contact in the hip

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About the Author:

Jenn Pilotti has a BS in exercise physiology from UC Davis. After graduating in 2002, she was hired by the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach as a full time personal trainer. While there, she had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages, many of whom had aches and pains from a life well led. This piqued her interest in injuries, prevention, and pain. After years of undirected self study (and after leaving the security of a full time position to go out on her own), she enrolled in an online program through AT Still University, eventually acquiring a master's in human movement while working full time. After graduating, she continued to read research and write about its application to her work with clients. She fell in love with yoga in 2004, finally became 200 hour RYT in 2014 after years of workshops and self study (there seems to a theme), and continues to study somatic disciplines. She is DNS exercise trainer certified, FRCms, MovNat level I certified, GMB trainer certified, has taken PRI respiration, myokinematics, impingement and instability, and pelvis restoration, and has read an embarrassing number of books on movement, psychology, and wellness. She has an insatiable curiosity about what makes for a healthy person, physically and mentally, and she finds herself often asking why things work for some and not for others. She strongly believes in the power of knowledge and the power of movement. Learn more about Jenn Pilotti.