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Assessing changes in static and dynamic postural stability in youth football players following the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program

Bahari Fard, R., Ebrahimi Atri, A., Khoshraftar Yazdi, N.K. and Shahtahmassebi, B. (2022) Assessing changes in static and dynamic postural stability in youth football players following the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program. Science & Sports . In Press.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scispo.2021.07.003
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Abstract

Objective

To examine the effect of FIFA 11+ warm-up program on static and dynamic postural stability in football players. Equipment and methods: Thirty young male football players (mean ± SD; age: 14.96 ± 0.76 years were recruited and divided into two groups (FIFA 11+ exercise group, n = 15 and control group, n = 15). The exercise group performed the FIFA 11+ injury prevention exercises as part of their warm-up and the control group continued their traditional warm up routines. The FIFA 11+ exercises were performed three times a week, for eight weeks. A single leg test with eyes closed, on a force platform, was used to measure static postural stability measurement, and time to stability after single leg drop-landing test was used for dynamic postural stability measurement.

Results

The repeated measures (Anova) showed that the experimental group performed significantly better (adjusted mean difference [95% CI] or percentage %) in static postural stability (center of pressure displacement in the anterior-posterior direction [0.03 (95% CI 0.003 to 0.06), 8.56%] and medial-lateral [0.05 (95% CI 0.02 to 0.08), 9.19%]), and in dynamic postural stability (time to stability in the anterior-posterior direction [0.64 (95% CI 0.09 to 1.2), 15.82%] and medial-lateral [0.6 (95% CI 0.01 to 1.2), 18.92%]), compared with the control group. In conclusion, The FIFA 11+ injury prevention program may improve static and dynamic postural stability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Publisher: Elsevier
Copyright: © 2021 Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/64009
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