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The Effect of a Shoulder Training Program to Prevent Shoulder Pain Among Girls in Junior Team Handball

2015-12-17 04:38:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Very little is known about the potential for preventing the prevalence of shoulder complaints in handball players, particularly younger players. The aim of this study ss to evaluate a shoulder--training program on shoulder pain during a season of team handball.

Description

Six teams, consisting of 13 to 25 players each, were randomized into two groups throughout their competition seasons. Three teams participated in a seven--month, three--times--a--week shoulder--muscle strength--training program while three teams participated in a comparable handball training program but did not conduct any specific upper--body strength training. Effects of this strength--training program were evaluated by comparing pre-- and post--training data from a survey on shoulder complaints based on a self--report questionnaire (quick DASH) and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The players completed the VAS on pain once a month. In addition to that the players were testet in a maximum push up test, dynamometer test for internal and external rotation strength in the shoulder and throwing distance in the pre- and posttest.

Study Design

Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Shoulder Pain

Intervention

Exercise

Status

Completed

Source

Sør-Trøndelag University College

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-12-17T04:38:24-0500

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