2018, Vol. 3 Issue 1, Part P
Joint Re-Position sense in sportspersons participating in different sports
AUTHOR(S): Khalid Khan, Nagaraja Y and Gajanana Prabhu B
Precise and coordinated body movement is critical for success in competitive sports. Successful interaction with the surrounding environment is accomplished by senses. The kinesthetic sense is based on proprioception, which is awareness of the position of joints. kinaesthesia is not an isolated sense or ability, rather an integral part of the movement controlling system. proprioception is often discussed in the context of joint stability. Kinesthesia has been often interchangeably used with proprioception. In sports, the understanding of kinesthesia has been facilitated by motor control research. The development of the kinesthetic sense itself is almost never the primary focus of training interventions in sports. The subjects for the study were inter-University level sportspersons participating in Indigenous (N=119) and Non-Indigenous sports (N=199). The subjects in the indigenous sports were from Kabaddi and Kho Kho; whereas in non-indigenous sports were from Handball, Football and Volleyball. Sportspersons representing Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Karnatak University and Kuvempu University were selected through purposive random sampling technique. Test selected for the study was the modified form of Weight-Bearing and non-weight bearing knee joint reposition sense tests by Drouin, et. al. (2003). The necessary data was collected by the investigator with the help of a trained helper during coaching camps for inter University level competitions. Apart from descriptive statistics, independent sample ‘t’ test was employed to examine the differences in balance ability. There exists significant difference in Weight bearing joint reposition sense between sportspersons in indigenous and non-indigenous sports. Further, there were no significant differences found in non-weight bearing joint reposition sense between two groups. Results are discussed in detail and conclusions drawn.
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Khalid Khan, Nagaraja Y, Gajanana Prabhu B. Joint Re-Position sense in sportspersons participating in different sports. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(1):891-894.