Approximately 730,000 first-ever strokes occur in the United States each year. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and in most Western countries. However, approximately 80-90% of patients survive their stroke, often with substantial motor dysfunction that compromises the ability to perform valued activities. Stroke is the most frequent cause of permanent disability in adults worldwide.
Proprioceptive training is integral to nearly all daily life functions. An injury whether due to repetitive stress, disease or soft tissue damage affects proprioception. Proprioception affects work, sports, and household and leisure activities, so it is paramount to have a thorough knowledge of the current research on proprioceptive training. Such a framework lends itself to designing treatment plans that increase patient lifestyle satisfaction while improving clinical outcomes.