Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 7; Issue 5 (October 2019)

Page No.: 3215-3219

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2019.165


Ruchi Choudhary.

Assistant Professor, MPT Neurology, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Ruchi Choudhary. PT., Assistant Professor, MPT Neurology, Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, India. E-Mail: ruchichoudhary.physio@gmail.com


Background: Exercise and sports are considered important for quality life. In athletes, high level of lower limb strength and balance are important prerequisites for the independent and successful performance during sports. To move efficiently, one requires control of the body’s postural alignment. In other words, a strong balance is needed to move efficiently. Impaired balance is one of the several risk factor that have been associated with increased risk of lower extremity injuries

Method: Total 50 subjects were included in the study. 25 Cricketers from Teerthanker Mahaveer University Cricket Academy and  25 non-cricketers from different colleges of  Teerthanker Mahaveer University, Moradabad, U.P. Age of the subject range from 18-24 years. The informed consent was taken and Star Excursion Balance Test were performed. The data obtained was analyzed using independent t- test.

Result: Our result indicates that there is significant  difference  between  the reach  distance of cricketers and non-cricketers  of both  dominant and non-dominant legs.

Conclusion: The result of the study showed better dynamic balance in cricketers than non-cricketers in dominant leg and non-dominant leg. It is recommended  to incorporate star excursion balance test in cricketers training program for measuring dynamic balance.

KEY WORDS: Star excursion balance test, Dynamic balance, Cricketer.


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Cite this article: Ruchi Choudhary. TO EVALUATE AND COMPARE DYNAMIC BALANCE BETWEEN CRICKETERS AND NON-CRICKETERS USING STAR EXCURSION BALANCE TEST. Int J Physiother Res 2019;7(5):3215-3219. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2019.165