Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31585
Title: Sensory integration and standing balance in adolescent taekwondo practitioners
Authors: Fong, SSM
Ng, GYF 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Pediatric exercise science, 2012, v. 24, no. 1, p. 142-151 How to cite?
Journal: Pediatric Exercise Science 
Abstract: Taekwondo (TKD) is a popular sport among adolescents. This study aims to (a) compare the balance performance between adolescent TKD practitioners at different levels of expertise with nonpractitioners and (b) determine the sensory system(s) that contributed to the balance function in adolescents with and without TKD training. Subjects with >5 years of TKD training (n = 11), <4 years of training (n = 10), and no training (n = 10) participated in this study. The sway velocity, somatosensory, vestibular and visual ratios were recorded during standing on a balance testing system. Both short- and long-term TKD practitioners swayed slower than control subjects when standing on one leg (p = .016 and 0.012, respectively). However, only short-term practitioners have better visual ratio (p = .018) and vestibular ratio (p = .029) than control subjects. There was no significant difference in the somatosensory ratio among the 3 groups. We conclude that adolescents undertaking TKD training may have better balance performance than untrained subjects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/31585
ISSN: 0899-8493
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