Effectiveness of coordination exercise on prevention of knee injuries among Male professional footballers

Jibi Paul, M. S. Nagaraj, John Solomon

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Introduction and Aim: Football Association (FIFA) has observed a higher risk of knee and ankle injuries among professional footballers. This research was aimed to find the effect of coordination exercise on the prevention of knee injuries among male professional footballers with appropriate intervention strategies. The effectiveness of specific exercise has been assessed by intervention strategies targeted on neuromuscular and biomechanical variables for reducing injury rates. Materials and Methods: The study was a randomized control trial. Total 106 samples selected on the base of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The samples were randomly divided equally into experimental and control group for the study. The experimental group received coordination exercises, and the control group received traditional stretching and strengthening exercises. Results: The knee injury for right and left lower limb found significantly reduced in the experimental group after the coordination exercise program. The obtained F ratio for the frequency of knee injury at right and left lower Introduction and Aim: Football Association (FIFA) has observed a higher risk of knee and ankle injuries among professional footballers. This research was aimed to find the effect of coordination exercise on prevention of knee injuries among male professional footballers with appropriate intervention strategies. Effectiveness of specific exercise has been assessed by intervention strategies targeted on neuromuscular and biomechanical variables for reducing injury rates. Conclusion: The study concluded that coordination exercise can reduce and prevent knee injury among male professional footballers, which might be due to increased neuron-receptive mechanism in joints and neuromuscular coordination of lower limbs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-354
Number of pages8
JournalBiomedicine (India)
Volume38
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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