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n International SportMed Journal - The effect of an eight week proprioception training programme on knee joint proprioception in taekwondo athletes : original research article

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Abstract

A regular proprioception training programme leads to significant improvement in the proprioceptive ability of athletes.


The purpose of this study was to investigate the suitability of the knee joint proprioception for active taekwondo athletes and to examine the effects of an eight-week training proprioception programme on knee joint proprioception.
Randomised controlled trial.
A total of 42 healthy taekwondo athletes participated in this study voluntarily. They were randomly divided into two groups: An experimental group of males (N=13) and females (N=13) undertaking a proprioception training programme and a control group of males (N=8) and females (N=8) who did not undertake the proprioception training programme during the eight-week period. The proprioception training programme was applied to the subjects three days per week for eight weeks. The measurement of the proprioception of subjects was taken using the Multi-joint System Biodex System 3 Pro isokinetic testing. Knee joint proprioception was evaluated twice: before and after the proprioception training programme.
After the eight-week proprioception training programme, significant differences were observed in both the dominant (differences of mean 1.76±0.41 for 30° and 2.83±1.52 for 70° in female; 1.86±0.66 for 30° and 2.96±2.4 for 70° in male) and non-dominant (differences of mean 1.99±1.4 for 30° and 2.94±1.16 for 70° in female; 1.67±0.64 for 30° and 4.44±2.89 for 70° in male) knee joint proprioception scores in the experimental group (p < 0.05). It was concluded that the control group did not show any significant differences in either the dominant or non-dominant knee joint (30° and 70°) proprioception scores (p > 0.05).
The proprioception training programme improved knee joint proprioception based on the detection of positional sense for female and male taekwondo athletes.

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2013-09-01
2016-12-08
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