Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 4 (July 2017)

Page No.: 2265-2270

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.184


İnci Kesilmiş *, Mehmet Melih Kesilmiş, Manolya Akın.

Mersin University, Department of Physical Education and Sports, 33343, Mersin,Turkey.

Correspondence Author: İnci Kesilmiş, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Mersin University,33343 Mersin, Turkey.

E-Mail: incikesilmis@mersin.edu.tr


Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between plantar flexion and dorsiflexion range of motion with dynamic balance ability in rhythmic gymnastics athlete and also to compare with the sedentary.

Material and Methods: This study included 17 female rhythmic gymnasts aged 8,82±1,42 years and 19 female sedentary aged 8,73±1,36 years.  All participants’ 3 sets of active dorsiflexion and plantar flexion range of motion were measured in both ankles using a goniometer. Monoaxial dynamic balance scores were evaluated for right-left foot with monoaxial base for anteroposterior sway by using Prokin Tecno Body. And also slalom test with 30sc was used.

Results: There was statistically significant correlation between slalom perimeter length with right dorsi flexion and left plantar flexion in rhythmic gymnasts. But there was no correlation between balance and ankle range of motion in sedentary. Rhythmic gymnasts’ bipedal perimeter length (p<.05), right foot perimeter length (p<.05), right plantar-dorsal flexion (p<.001), left plantar flexion (p<.05), left dorsal flexion (p<.001) were significantly different in favor of gymnasts according to the independent samples t tests.

Conclusion: It can be concluded that rhythmic gymnastics trainings improves dynamic balance ability and ankle range of motion and also wide ankle range of motion influences dynamic balance.

KEY WORDS: Rhythmic Gymnasts, Dynamic Balance, Plantar Flexion, Dorsal Flexion.


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Cite this article: İnci Kesilmiş, Mehmet Melih Kesilmiş, Manolya Akın. THE CORRELATION BETWEEN ANKLE RANGE OF MOTION AND DYNAMIC BALANCE ABILITY IN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTS. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(4):2265-2270. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.184