Range of motion (ROM) and Dynamic Balance Testing through Kinetic Prophylaxis Means (Applying Tissue Flossing) to Football Players
Keywords:Range of motion, Tissue flossing, Prophylaxis, Dynamic balance
Background. An individual's ankle range of motion varies dependent on their ADLs, geographic region, and amount of physical activity. Walking, which takes 30 degrees of movement, and descending stairs, which requires 57 degrees, do not need a large ROM.
Hypothesis. We hypothesised that a floss band (F.B.) placed on the ankle joint of football players of any age in conjunction with a kinetic prophylactic exercise program would enhance range of motion (ROM) and dynamic balance to a higher degree than a simple kinetic prophylactic exercise program (without F.B. application).
Aims. This study aims to examine the impact of a floss band on the range of motion (ROM) and dynamic balance at the ankle joint, measure the ankle joint mobility and balance of football players, and maybe identify individuals susceptible to injury.
Methods. The current study comprised 18 participants (mean age = 19.77 years) who were all football players from the academy and club of FK Cskszereda Miercurea Ciuc. The participants were evenly split into two groups: an experimental group and a control group.
Results. Based on the data retrieved from this research, we can conclude that Floss Band treatment combined with exercise improves range of motion and dynamic balance, although not statistically significant on the majority of criteria.
Conclusions. When paired with a kinetic training program, the floss band kinetic prophylactic approach significantly improves range of motion and dynamic balance, hence contributing to injury prevention.
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