i) To assess reach distance in basketball players. ii) To compare risk of lower extremity injuries in various age groups. iii) To compare reach distance between professional and recreational players.
Method: The sample size of the study was 80. Basketball players were divided into professional and recreational group. The players were asked to perform the Star Excursion Balance Test and the reach distance was calculated.
Results: The maximum reach distance in professional players was in posteromedial right and in recreational players wasanterior left. The players in age group 15-18 were at high risk of injuries compared to players in age group 25-30.
Conclusion:Players with a greater anterior right/left reach distance difference were more likely to sustain lower extremity injury. Recreational players were more likely to sustain lower extremity injury than professional players.