THE EFFECT OF A SIX WEEK PROPRIOCEPTION EXERCISE PROGRAMME ON ANKLE STABILITY IN FEMALE PARTICIPANTS
University of Wales
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Context: Injuries to the ankle and foot are one of the most common injuries found in both general and sporting populations. Proprioception training programmes have been suggested as a means of injury prevention for the ankle due to their cost and time effectiveness. Objective: To determine whether ankle stability improves after participation in a proprioception exercise programme in healthy female participants. Design: Randomised controlled trial. Setting: All pre and post testing and exercise sessions took place in the National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC). Participants: 20 female students were recruited from UWIC and were assigned to an experimental (n = 10) or control (n = 10) group. Intervention: The experimental group took part in a six week training programme that included various proprioceptive exercises and progressions. Base Line Measure: Data was collected using the Y-Balance Test (YBT) before and after the six week intervention or control period. Results: The current study found a significant increase in YBT reach distances in the experimental group at post-test compared with their pre-test scores and the control group (P<0.05). Conclusions: This study demonstrates that a proprioception exercise programme can increase the ankle stability of healthy female participants, and consequently may have a role in decreasing the incidence of ankle joint injuries.
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