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ISSN Print: 2394-7500, ISSN Online: 2394-5869, CODEN: IJARPF

International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 9, Part C (2021)

Correlation between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static, dynamic balance in cricketers

Author(s)
Nikhil Kamble and Dr. Shruti Mulaokar
Abstract
Background: Cricket is one of the most favoured and practised team sport in India and world wide. It involves physical activities such as running, throwing, batting, bowling, catching and diving inspite of being noncontact sport. Dr. Paul stated that a stable base and dynamic balance is necessary for optimal performance in cricket. Balance is defined as the process of maintaining center of gravity within the body’s base of support and a measure of lower extremity function. Central and peripheral nervous system works together to maintain center of gravity within body’s base of support and thereby to maintain balance. Balance is classified into static and dynamic balance. Static balance is the ability to maintain the center of gravity of the body at the dependence level while standing and the dynamic balance is the ability to maintain the constant dependence level while doing a movement.
Purpose: To find relation between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static, dynamic balance especially in cricketers.
Method: Observational study, 70 professional cricketers were selected for the study. Sampling Method- Convenient Sampling Method. Inclusion Criteria- Age between 18 to 25 years. At least 1 year of experience in cricket. Practicing cricket with weekly training for minimum 5 days. Normal category of BMI (18.5-23) Exclusion Criteria- Cricketers with history of recent lower limb injury or surgery. Current foot pain. Any systemic illness. Cricketers receiving any physical therapy intervention. Cricketers with any foot deformity.
Result: There is statistically non-significant weak positive correlation (rho=0.211) between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static balance with eyes open. There is statistically non-significant weak positive correlation (rho=0.179) between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static balance with eyes closed. There is statistically non-significant weak positive correlation (rho=0.150) between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and dynamic balance.
Conclusion: The study concluded that there is a weak positive correlation between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static, dynamic balance in cricketers.
Pages: 140-143  |  42 Views  9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Nikhil Kamble, Dr. Shruti Mulaokar. Correlation between medial longitudinal arch height of foot and static, dynamic balance in cricketers. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(9):140-143.
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