Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34910
Title: Differential postural control and sensory organization in young tennis players and taekwondo practitioners
Authors: Fong, SS
Chung, JW
Ng, SS 
Ma, AW
Chow, LP
Tsang, WW 
Keywords: Sports
Exercise
Postural balance
Sensation
Child
Adolescent
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Human Kinetics Journals
Source: Motor control, 2014, v. 18, no. 2, p. 103-111 How to cite?
Journal: Motor control
Abstract: This study compared the sensory organization and standing balance of adolescent tennis players, taekwondo (TKD) practitioners, and healthy control participants. Sixty participants including 12 tennis players, 21 TKD practitioners, and 27 healthy control participants were tested. All of the participants underwent the Sensory Organization Test (SOT) and the Unilateral Stance Test (UST) on a Smart Equit- est system. Results revealed that tennis players had higher SOT visual ratios than the control participants (p = .005), and TKD practitioners swayed more slowly in the UST than the control participants (p = .039). No differences (p > .05) were found in the composite score, somatosensory ratio, or vestibular ratio between the groups. Tennis players swayed less when they relied more on visual input to maintain balance, whereas TKD practitioners were more stable when standing on one leg. Parents may consider these sports as recreational activities for their children to develop specific balance abilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/34910
ISSN: 1087-1640 (print)
DOI: 10.1123/mc.2012-0117
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