The relationship between posture and dynamic balance in 10-12 age group wrestlers

Authors

  • Sema ARSLAN KABASAKAL Department of Coaching Education, Yalova University https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4552-9640
  • Burçak KESKİN Department of Coaching Education, Yalova University
  • Selman KAYA Department of Coaching Education, Yalova University

Keywords:

Children, , dynamic balance,, motor control; , sports,, posture

Abstract

Purpose: Posture and balance control is based on a complex set of interrelated mechanisms. Coordination between the
musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and receptors that provide this coordination, and the balance organ are
needed to ensure postural regularity. This study aimed to determine the relationship between postural problems and
dynamic balance.
Methods: The study included 31 wrestling athletes aged 10-12 years. The participants were evaluated for posture analysis
and dynamic balance in the study. Posture assessments of the participants were performed with the Posture Screen Mobile
application and dynamic balance assessments were performed with the Y-Balance Balance test (YBT). Descriptive statistics,
the Shapiro-Wilk test, and Pearson correlation analysis were used to analyze the data. The significance level was fixed as P
≤ .05.
Results: In the study, a significant negative correlation was found between the forward head angulation of the participants
and right and left YBT.
Conclusions: In conclusion, forward head posture negatively affects dynamic balance in wrestling athletes aged 10-12 years.
In addition to balance exercises for the development of dynamic balance, head posture should be evaluated, and the existing
postural problem should be improved.

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31-12-2023 — Updated on 06-01-2024

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ARSLAN KABASAKAL, S., KESKİN, B., & KAYA, S. (2024). The relationship between posture and dynamic balance in 10-12 age group wrestlers. Acta Kinesiologica, 17(2), 49–54. Retrieved from https://akinesiologica.com/ojs_3.3.0-7/index.php/akinesiologica/article/view/119 (Original work published December 31, 2023)

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