PROPRIOCEPTION OF FOOT AND ANKLE COMPLEX IN YOUNG REGULAR PRACTITIONERS OF WUSHU, TABLE TANNIS AND RUNNING

  • J. Li
  • H. Pan
Keywords: ankle, kinesthesia, table tennis, Wushu, running

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the possible effects of long-term wushu, table tennis and running on proprioception of the foot and ankle complex in young people. A total of 50 young male students with different exercise habits formed four groups: wushu, table tennis, running, and sedentary control. Kinesthesia of the foot and ankle complex was measured in plantarflexion, dorsiflexion, inversion and eversion at 0.4°/s passive rotation velocity using a custom-made device. The results showed that wushu group had better proprioception than sedentary and table tennis group in dorsi-plantarflexion and better proprioception than table tennis group in in-eversion. Running did not benefit the proprioception of the foot and ankle complex.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities