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2023, Vol. 10, Issue 3, Part C

Football players' combined effect of coordination, balance, proprioception and core stability exercises in terms of injury prevention and improvement of performance: A randomised trial


Author(s): Sedhuraja Malaichamy and Satyajit Kumbhar

Abstract:
Purpose: The goal of the current study was to compare the combined effects of coordination, balance, proprioception, and core stability training to home-bound strengthening exercises in terms of lower limb injury prevention and performance of football player.
Materials and Methods: Randomised trial, thirty football players aged 15 to 17 years. The experimental team was preferred with the combined exercises of coordination, balance, proprioception, and core stability and the control team was preferred with the lower limb home-bound strengthening exercises. After four weeks, the outcome measures were noted down in terms of the prevention of lower limb injuries and performance of football player.
Results: In the cardiovascular endurance outcome variable, the average ladder drill time for the experimental team was 3.58 seconds with a SD of 0.95 and for the control; the team was 4.14 seconds with a SD of 0.59. The mean difference (p = 0.062) was not statistically significant. In the speed outcome variable, the average 40 yard speed test time for the experimental team was 4.77 seconds with an SD of 0.05 and 4.83 seconds with an SD of 0.07 for the control team. For speed, the mean difference (p = 0.012) was statistically significant. In the agility outcome variable, the average agility T-test time for the experimental team was 16.76 seconds with a SD of 0.58 and for the control; the team was 17.41 seconds with a SD of 0.44. In terms of agility, the mean difference (p = 0.002) was statistically significant. In the Power outcome variable, the average Wingate power test time for the experimental team was 11.52 seconds with a SD of 0.89 and for the control; team was 10.80 seconds with a SD of 0.75. For power, the mean difference (p = 0.023) was statistically significant.
Conclusion: This study showed that the combined effect of coordination, balance, proprioception, and core stability exercises was an effective and feasible method of reducing the number of lower limb injuries and improving the performance of football players.


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How to cite this article:
Sedhuraja Malaichamy, Satyajit Kumbhar. Football players' combined effect of coordination, balance, proprioception and core stability exercises in terms of injury prevention and improvement of performance: A randomised trial. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2023;10(3):174-179.

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