The Relationship Between Dorsiflexion Range of Motion and Nine‐Test Screening Battery

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Paper ID : 1737-12THCONG
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1master graduate in sport pathology and corrective exercises, sport sciences faculty , university of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
2professor in sport pathology and corrective exercises, sports sciences faculty, university of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
One of the most important considerations in pre-participation evaluations is evaluate the individual's movement patterns and performance to identify the risk factors involved in performing the functional movements. Today, movement performance screening tests are becoming more common among active people. Decreasing ankle range of motion can negatively affect the efficiency of movement in other joints and cause a variety of injuries. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between ankle dorsiflexion range of motion and overall and partial scores obtained in the Frohm Series Nine screening test in adolescents.
In this relationship study, 31 adolescent aged 13 to 15 years were selected by convenience sampling. ankle range of motion was measured by using a goniometer, as well as their functional movements using the specified instructions. Nine‐Test Screening Battery consists of nine test including Deep Squat, One Legged Squat, In Line Lunge, Active Hip Flexion, Straight Leg Rise, Push Up, Diagonal Lift, Seated Rotation Test, Functional Shoulder Mobility. We used Pearson correlation for analyzing data. The data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 24) at the significant level α=0.05.
Result has been showed that there is negative correlation between ankle dorsiflexion and total score of nine test (r=0.43, p=0.014) as well as its component (p<0.05).
movement patterns are risk factors that can be modified and manipulated. they affect the likelihood of injury and can be mitigated by identifying and correcting defects affecting them. Restriction on the range of motion of the ankle dorsiflexion will have a negative impact on the scores and quality of the motions of individuals.