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ISSN: 2456-4419, Impact Factor: RJIF 5.18

International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences

2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part C

Star excursion balance test as a predictor of risk of lower extremity injuries in basketball players

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Sathya P and Vrushali Nikam
ABSTRACT:
Objectives: 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.
Pages: 116-119  |  218 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Sathya P and Vrushali Nikam. Star excursion balance test as a predictor of risk of lower extremity injuries in basketball players. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2019; 4(1): 116-119.
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