Nisha Joshi1, Arati Mahishale2, Basavraj Motimath3
BACKGROUND: Balance is highly integrative dynamic process involving coordination of multiple neurological pathways that allows for the maintenance of the COG over BOS. Football players often perform lower extremity passing, shooting, twisting, cutting and dribbling skills while wearing shoes, these actions require body to be in the equilibrium position to perform the task. This leads to the conclusion of the great importance of the ability of balance in football
AIMS: 1. To study the effect of 4 week multidirectional balance board training on dynamic balance in football players. 2. To study the effect of 4 week Both Sides Up ball training on dynamic balance in football players. 3. To compare the effect of multidirectional balance board training program and BOSU ball training program on dynamic balance in football players.
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized Clinical trial
METHODS: Total of 60 competitive badminton players with age group between18-25 were recruited in this study. The participants were allocated into 2 groups viz., Group A (multidirectional balance board training) and Group B (BOSU ball Training) for a period of 4 weeks. Participants were test for SEBT and vertical jump test on first day and after 4 weeks of balance training.
. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: Student t test, Chi-Square Test.
RESULTS: The data analysis and statistical inference showed that, after 4 weeks of balance training there was improvement in dynamic balance in both the groups but there was no significant difference in dynamic balance between two groups. As seen by difference in the SEBT and VJT scores pre and post training with p<0.001.
CONCLUSION: 4 weeks balance training using BOSU and multidirectional balance board is effective in improving dynamic balance and vertical jump performance in football players and also can be used as a component of multifaceted training to improve dynamic balance and game skills