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Effect of Wobble Board Exercises on Star Excursion Balance Test in Athletes of Belagavi-An Experimental Study


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1 KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Sports Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
     

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Background: In every sporting activity, balance is important, be it static or dynamic. Balance training is a part of training sessions in sports so as to reduce the risk of injuries. Wobble board has shown effective results on decreasing the risk of falls and injuries

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of wobble board exercises on star excursion balance test in athletes.

Method: The study was a single group pre-post experimental design in which 32 athletes were included. The star excursion balance test was measured before and after the protocol. Wobble board training was given to the athletes for a period of 3 weeks with 3 sessions per week on alternate days.

Results: The results showed significant increase in the reach distances of SEBT scores at p<0.001.

Conclusion: The present experimental study concluded that the three week wobble board training was effective in increasing dynamic balance in all 8 directions of the SEBT scores.


Keywords

Balance, SEBT, Wobble Board, Athletes.
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Authors

Basavaraj Motimath
KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
Sadhvi Koyande
Sports Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Abstract


Background: In every sporting activity, balance is important, be it static or dynamic. Balance training is a part of training sessions in sports so as to reduce the risk of injuries. Wobble board has shown effective results on decreasing the risk of falls and injuries

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of wobble board exercises on star excursion balance test in athletes.

Method: The study was a single group pre-post experimental design in which 32 athletes were included. The star excursion balance test was measured before and after the protocol. Wobble board training was given to the athletes for a period of 3 weeks with 3 sessions per week on alternate days.

Results: The results showed significant increase in the reach distances of SEBT scores at p<0.001.

Conclusion: The present experimental study concluded that the three week wobble board training was effective in increasing dynamic balance in all 8 directions of the SEBT scores.


Keywords


Balance, SEBT, Wobble Board, Athletes.

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