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Comparison of dynamic stability between football and handball players

Ines Pinter ; Nia physio, Bjelovar, Hrvatska
Dalibor Kiseljak orcid id ; Zdravstveno veleučilište Zagreb, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Olivera Petrak ; Zdravstveno veleučilište Zagreb, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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str. 39-48

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In order to perform high-intensity training, an athlete should have optimal posture, balance, equally distributed muscle strength and flexibility on the left and right, as well as the front and back of the body, i.e. good stability and mobility.

The objective of this study is to compare dynamic stability between football and handball players using Functional Movement Screening (FMS). FMS includes seven different tests that assess the mobility and stability insufficiency and asymmetry, and has shown as a reliable predictor of injury risk. The authors also wanted to investigate differences in FMS scores according to age range, and between the two sports. Furthermore, we wanted to test if age and participants’ body mass index (BMI) were correlated with dynamic stability expressed as total FMS score.

The study was conducted in FC Bjelovar and HC Bjelovar, on a sample of 51 athletes, whose average age was 20.27 years (range 16-33), height 183.01 cm (171-195) and weight 80.42 kg (60-132). The sample comprised of 30 football players (17 juniors and 13 seniors) and 21 handball players (8 juniors and 13 seniors).

The only statistically significant difference between football and handball players was found in the in-line lunge test, where football players achieved a higher score. There was no significant difference in any test between junior and senior athletes of both sports. ANOVA
showed significant difference between senior handball and junior football players in the hurdle step and in-line lunge test.

There was no significant correlation between age and total FMS score, but the result of the shoulder mobility test had a significant negative correlation with age. BMI showed a significant negative correlation with the total FMS score, deep squat and shoulder mobility test, but these correlations were rather low.

Football and handball players did not prove the profile associated with greater injury risk. The FMS is recommended as a dynamic stability assessment tool because of its reliability, sensitivity and ease of use.

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FMS, stability, mobility, football, handball

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