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The Effect of External Ankle Support on Football Specific Performance Tests and the Perception of the Athletes that Wear Them

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dc.contributor.author Cutts, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-04T15:31:41Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-06T11:52:43Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-04T15:31:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-06T11:52:43Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09-04T15:31:41Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/5368
dc.description.abstract Context: Researchers and manufacturers have been looking for the optimal method to safely and adequately support the ankle joint without hindering performance. A plethora of information on sport specific performance utilizing taping and/or bracing methods exists. However, no study has compared actual performance to the athletes’ perception of their performance wearing various ankle support. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of ankle braces and taping on football performance tests and the participants’ perception of the affect the ankle support had on their performance. Design: Mixed methods crossover design with 3 conditions unsupported (U), a taped (T) using a modified basket weave, and two separate braced conditions; a traditional figure eight lace up with Velcro stirrups manufactured by McDavid (B1) and a hinged ankle brace manufactured by UltraAnkle Zoom (B2). Setting: Outdoor artificial turf surface Participants: Three collegiate football players (age = 21+/- 2 yrs, with 3.5 +/-1.5 yrs of college experience) voluntarily participated in this study. Main Outcome Measures: Vertical jump, broad jump, 5-10-5 agility test, 3-cone test, and the 40- yard dash. Because we were unable to achieve a large sample size, interviews were performed to gather descriptive data regarding the three conditions. Results: No trends were seen in data relative to the condition. Qualitative results indicated that participants felt most comfortable in condition they had used previously, but preferred the unsupported condition. Results: Vertical jump (U=24.01±4.31, T=22.91±4.87, B1=23.88±4.17, B2=23.73±4.11), broad jump (U=93.68±10.91, T=96.42±11.52, B1=94.55±12.96, B2=95.84±10.95), the 5-10-5 agility test (U=4.71±0.23, T=4.69±0.22, B1=4.76±0.29, B2=4.79±0.22), the 3-cone test (U=7.67±0.40, T=7.74±0.48, B1=7.75±0.54, B2=7.83±0.55), and the 40-yard dash (U=5.27±0.24, T=5.35±0.27, B1=5.41±0.28, B2=5.46±0.26). Conclusions: Due to the small sample size, we were unable to draw objective conclusions regarding the effect of the conditions on performance, however participants in this investigation preferred the unsupported condition for the testing.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Matthew Cutts
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sportsperformance.
dc.subject.lcsh Ankle--Wounds and injuries--Treatment.
dc.subject.lcsh Football injuries.
dc.title The Effect of External Ankle Support on Football Specific Performance Tests and the Perception of the Athletes that Wear Them
dc.type Thesis
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2013
dc.description.committeechair Demchak, Timothy
dc.description.committeemembers McMannus, Dave
dc.description.committeemembers Nesser, Thomas
dc.description.committeemembers Wasik,Mitch
dc.description.degree Master of Science
dc.description.department Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial Library, Terre Haute, Inidnana State University.
dc.description.itemidetd ISU-Thesis-May-2013
dc.description.level Masters
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 50p.:Includes appendix and bibliography.


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