Open Access Research Article Article ID: JNPPR-7-171

    The effect of neck proprioception neuromuscular facilitation exercises program on dynamic balance and performance of female basketball players

    Amir Hossein Barati, Hooman Minoonejad, Homa Naderifar*, Hadi Niazi and Bijan Heidari

    Background and purpose: Basketball is a dynamic sport that keeping balance is an important factor to improve performance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of PNF neck exercises program on dynamic balance and sports performance (penalty throw) of female basketball players.

    Materials and methods: 30 basketball players were randomly divided into two intervention-control groups. Athletes in the intervention group participated in the 4-week scheduled program of PNF neck exercises. The control group performed only their daily routine exercises.

    Results: The results showed that dynamic balance indicators were decreased and free-throw basketball test in the intervention group was significantly increased after four weeks of PNF neck exercises that these changes were statistically significant in comparison with the control group and before performing exercise protocol (p<0.05).

    Conclusion: According to the results, it seems that PNF neck exercises can be beneficial for enhancing dynamic balance and performance of female basketball players.


    Published on: May 11, 2020 Pages: 18-22

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-5487.000071
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