The effects of one-half of a soccer match on the postural stability and functional capacity of the lower limbs in young soccer players

The effects of one-half of a soccer match on the postural stability and functional capacity of the lower limbs in young soccer players

Author Yamada, Ricardo Kim Fukushi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Arliani, Gustavo Gonçalves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Almeida, Gabriel Peixoto Leão Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Venturine, André Manrique Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Ciro Veronese dos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Astur, Diego Costa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cohen, Moises Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Most injuries occur during the final 15 minutes of each half of a soccer match, suggesting that physical exertion may influence changes in neuromuscular control and the body's ability to stabilize the joints of the lower extremities. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of one-half of a soccer match on the functional capacity and stability of the lower limbs in young soccer players. METHODS: We analyzed 27 soccer players by evaluating the functional capacity of their lower limbs using the hop test protocol and their level of postural stability using the Biodex Stability System. The evaluations were performed before and after 45 minutes of game time. RESULTS: After the match, there was a decrease in the overall stability index (OSI) (F(1,23) = 5.64, p = 0.026) and the anterior-posterior stability index (APSI) (F(1,23) = 5.24,p = 0.032). In the single and triple hop tests, there was a higher functional capacity in the dominant limb compared to the non dominant limb in the pre- and post-game comparisons. CONCLUSION: The results of this study show that there is a decrease in the stability of the lower limbs in young soccer players after a 45 minutes soccer match, but the same result was not found for the functional capacity.
Keywords Postural Stability
Soccer
Injury
Balance
Language English
Date 2012-12-01
Published in Clinics. Faculdade de Medicina / USP, v. 67, n. 12, p. 1361-1364, 2012.
ISSN 1807-5932 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Faculdade de Medicina / USP
Extent 1361-1364
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.6061/clinics/2012(12)03
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000313283100003
SciELO ID S1807-59322012001200003 (statistics in SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/7493

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