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Star Excursion Balance Test in young athletes with back pain

  • The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is effective in measuring dynamic postural control (DPC). This research aimed to determine whether DPC measured by the SEBT in young athletes (YA) with back pain (BP) is different from those without BP (NBP). 53 BP YA and 53 NBP YA matched for age, height, weight, training years, training sessions/week and training minutes/session were studied. Participants performed 4 practice trials after which 3 measurements in the anterior, posteromedial and posterolateral SEBT reach directions were recorded. Normalized reach distance was analyzed using the mean of all 3 measurements. There was no statistical significant difference (p > 0.05) between the reach distance of BP (87.2 ± 5.3, 82.4 ± 8.2, 78.7 ± 8.1) and NBP (87.8 ± 5.6, 82.4 ± 8.0, 80.0 ± 8.8) in the anterior, posteromedial and posterolateral directions respectively. DPC in YA with BP, as assessed by the SEBT, was not different from NBP YA.

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Author:Edem Korkor Appiah-DwomohORCiDGND, Steffen MüllerGND, Miralem Hadzic, Frank MayerORCiDGND
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (337)
Document Type:Postprint
Date of first Publication:2017/09/21
Year of Completion:2017
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2017/09/21
Tag:back pain; star excursion balance test; young athletes
Page Number:11
Source:Sports 4 (2016) Nr. 3. - DOI: 10.3390/sports4030044
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 796 Sportarten, Sportspiele
Peer Review:Referiert
Publication Way:Open Access
Grantor:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, 4.0 International