The comparison of functional tests in predicting sport injuries in elite male wushu players
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1M.Sc. in Corrective exercise and sport injuries, Sports Sciences Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Alborz, Iran
2Assistant professor in Corrective exercise and sport injuries, Sport Medicine Research Center, Sport Science Research Institute, Tehran, Iran
3Assistant professor in Corrective exercise and sport injuries, Sports Sciences Faculty, Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Alborz, Iran
Abstract
Finding a suitable tests to Predict Injuries in Wushu Athletes with Sanda Style, can help them to prevent injuries. Many tests have been suggested as predictors of injury in various sports, but it is important to know which one is better to predict injury in a particular sport. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of functional tests in predicting lower limb injuries in elite male wushu players.
40 wushu player were recruited from the national league (Mean age: 25.1±4.9, mean weight: 67.3±7.7, mean height: 175.3±4.7). Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Tuck jump, single and double leg squat, SEBT and Stork balance test were assessed. All the variables were measured before the national competition. During the competitions the rate of the injuries were assessed. The correlation between them was evaluated. Data analysis description was used in order to describe the data, and regression analysis was used so as to finding the relationship.
The results of simple regression analysis showed that there was a significant relationship between injury rate with T-jump tests (P = 0.222), stork balance (P = 0.307), single leg squats (P = 0.116), two leg squats (122). There was no relation between Star balance tests (P = 0.996) and FMS (P = 0.443). But there was a significant relation between injury rate and landing error test (P = 0.006).
FMS, which is recognized as one of the most prestigious functional test for predicting injury incidence in different sports, and has repeatedly been confirmed by researchers but findings of this study showed that, the FMS tests doesn't have enough sufficiency to predict injuries in Wushu. According to findings, there are a significant correlation between injuries and the results of double leg squat and LESS functional tests. And among the functional tests for predicting sports injuries, the landing error test (LESS) as one of the functional tests has the capability to predict lower extremity injuries and is suggested to coaches, athletes, sports scientists and rehabilitation specialists to use it in their testing and rehabilitation plans.
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