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n International SportMed Journal - The effect of functional fatigue on static and dynamic balance in female athletes : original research article

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1528-3356
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Abstract

Balance is one of the critical factors that affects athletes' performances, and is recognized to have a central role in sport injury prevention, while the effect of functional fatigue on static and dynamic balance has not been properly investigated.


To understand the effect of functional fatigue on static and dynamic balance in female athletes.
Fifteen female basketball players (age: 16.1 ± 1.1 years; weight: 53.1 ± 6.7 kg; height: 164.1 ± 4.6 cm) with no orthopaedic problems volunteered to participate in the study. They performed subsequently pre-One-Foot Balance Test (OFBT), pre-Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT), fatigue protocol, post-SEBT, and post-OFBT. The SEBT and OFBT protocol were used to measure the amount of dynamic and static balance, respectively. A functional fatigue protocol that lasted 20 minutes was performed to tire the subjects. The amount of perceived fatigue was measured with rating of perceived excursion (RPE) values.
Although the effect of functional fatigue was not significant on the dynamic balance of the subjects, the dynamic balance performance between directions was found to be significant (P <0.001). In addition, the result showed that fatigue had a significant effect on the subjects' static balance (P = 0.019).
As static balance is one of the factors that affects athletic performance and is also used during the rehabilitation tasks; the finding may help to prevent fatigue-related problems, such as balance perturbation of athletes during conditioning and rehabilitation, and consequently in preventing injuries.

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2016-12-10

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