Efectes d'un entrenament propioceptiu sobre l'extremitat inferior en joves esportistes jugadors de voleibol

Núria Massó Ortigosa, Azahara Fort Van-meerhaeghe, Lluís Costa Tutusaus, Pedro de Antolín Ruiz

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION: We performed a 6-month longitudinalstudy, using a test-retest method, in a single group to eva-luate the effectiveness of a proprioceptive program to pre-vent lower limb injuries in young athletes.
METHODS: The study sample consisted of 28 high-level vo-lleyball players of both sexes aged between 15 and 18 years old. Data were gathered during the first trimester(without intervention) and in the following trimester (withtraining). The proprioceptive training program was basedon locomotive system rebalance therapy. Pain was measu-red weekly with a visual analog scale and the occurrence oflower limb injury was measured during the study periodand in the same time period in the previous year.
RESULTS: During the training period, there was a significantreduction each week in ankle pain in both sexes, as well asa significant reduction in knee pain in girls but not in boys.There was also a tendency to a reduction in lower limb in-juries, especially ankle injuries, in both sexes.
CONCLUSION: The training method decreased the occu-rrence and intensity of knee pain in girls, and showed a ten-dency to improve knee pain in boys. The method reducedthe occurrence and intensity of ankle pain in both sexesand showed a tendency to reduce lower limb injuries, es-pecially those of the ankle.
Translated title of the contributionEfectos de un entrenamiento propioceptivo sobre la extremidad inferior en jóvenesdeportistas jugadores de voleibol
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)5-13
Number of pages9
JournalApunts. Medicina de l'esport
Volume43
Issue number157
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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