[Home ] [Archive]   [ فارسی ]  
:: Volume 21, Number 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2016) ::
SJKU 2016, 21(4): 61-72 Back to browse issues page
Comparison between the effects of core stability exercises and neuromuscular exercises on dynamic balance and lower limb function of athletes with functional ankle instability
Dr Aynollah Naderi 1, Dr Ramin Baloochi2, Fatemeh Jabbari3, Dr Rasoul Eslami4
1- Assistant Professor Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran , ay.naderi@yahoo.com
2- Associate Professor Allame Tabatabee University
3- Allame Tabatabaee University
4- Assistant Professor Allame Tabatabaee University
Abstract:  

Background and Aim: Functional ankle instability (FAI) as giving away after recurrent sprains is the most common disabling complications of ankle sprain among athletes. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of core stability exercises and neuro-muscular exercises on dynamic balance and lower limb function of athletes with functional ankle instability.

Material and Methods: Hence, 36 athlete women with FAI selected purposively by functional ankle tool questionnaire were assigned randomly to a control group (n=12), core stability group (n=12) and neuromuscular group (n=12). Exercise groups performed 6 weeks of supervised core and neuromuscular training programs for 3 days per week. Before and after performing 6 weeks of core and neuromuscular exercises, dynamic balance, subjective and objective function of participants were assessed respectively by y-balance test, foot and ankle ability measure and 8 hopping test. Gathered data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and MANCOVA test at significant level of p≤0.05.

Results: Research findings showed significant improvement in reach distance in three different directions of the y-balance test in the experimental groups compared with control group (P <0.05). In addition, exercise groups had significant improvement in FAAM and FAAM Sport scores and 8 hop test scores compared with control group (P <0.05). Nonetheless, there was no significant difference between the effects of these two exercise protocols on dynamic balance and lower limb function.

Conclusion: Six weeks progressive supervised core stability and neuromuscular training programs significantly improved measured dynamic balance and lower limb function of athletes with FAI, but these two different exercise protocols had the same effects in improvement of these mentioned factors in athletes with functional ankle instability.

Keywords: Functional Ankle Instability, Core Stability Exercises, Neuromuscular Exercises Dynamic Balance.

Received: Sep 27, 2015      Accepted: Apr 26, 2016

Keywords: Functional Ankle Instability, Core Stability Exercises, Neuromuscular Exercises Dynamic Balance.
Full-Text [PDF 909 kb]      
Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/09/28 | Accepted: 2016/09/28 | Published: 2016/09/28
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or email:

Write the security code in the box >



XML   Persian Abstract   Print


Volume 21, Number 4 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2016) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.046 seconds with 787 queries by yektaweb 3506