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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-13

Comparison of static and dynamic balance among collegiate cricket, soccer and volleyball male players


1 Department of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, C. U. Shah Physiotherapy College, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Neurological Physiotherapy, FITKIDS Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Neurological Physiotherapy, C. U. Shah Physiotherapy College, Surendranagar, Gujarat, India

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P Ratan Khuman
Department of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, C. U. Shah Physiotherapy College, Surendranagar, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.130599

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Background: Athletes from different sports requires balance control for their better performance depending on game type they involved. When prescribing balance exercises to athletes in different sports, it may be important to recognize performance variations. Objective: The objective of the present study was to compare the static and dynamic balance among collegiate cricket, soccer and volleyball male players. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 students, college level male players from five different colleges were requited for the study with purposive sampling. They were assigned into three different groups according to their types of sports, cricket n = 50, soccer n = 50, volleyball n = 50. The static and dynamic balance was assessed using flamingo balance test (FBT) and star excursion balance test (SEBT) in institutional based sports physiotherapy department. Results: Intra-group comparison for FBT and SEBT score shows no significance difference (P > 0.05). Multiple comparison of FBT and SEBT score between groups reveals significantly difference between cricket and soccer player (P = 0.000), between cricket and volleyball player (P = 0.000) and between soccer player and volleyball players (P = 0.000). FBT and SEBT score were significantly higher in soccer players than volleyball and cricketer were found to have the least score compared with soccer and volleyball players. Conclusion: There is significance difference in static and dynamic balance among collegiate cricket, soccer and volleyball male players. The soccer players demonstrate higher balance than volleyball players and the volleyball players have a higher balance than that of cricketers both statically and dynamically.


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