Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 12

An Observational Study for Comparison of Glenohumeral Joint Mobility Amongst Indian Badminton Players and Volleyball Players

Vatsal Parikh1* and Medha Deo2

1Undergraduate, Department of Physiotherapy, TPCT’s Terna Physiotherapy College, India
2Dean, Department of Physiotherapy, TPCT’s Terna Physiotherapy College, India

*Corresponding Author: Vatsal Parikh, Undergraduate, Department of Physiotherapy, TPCT’s Terna Physiotherapy College, India.

Received: September 06, 2022; Published: November 11, 2022


Does one of the sports’ athletes have more mobility of shoulder joint as compared to other? There has been much research on what are the predisposing factors to shoulder injuries in overhead activities during sports but is one sport more prone to injury has yet to be found out. The results of the study can be used as a data to work upon the training regimen for the athletes to prevent injury and minimize the risk. It can also be used to find out the normative data of glenohumeral range of motion for the athletes who visit any healthcare professional for any intervention. Badminton is one of the most popular sports in the world, and it is included in the group of racquet sports. It can be practiced by anyone regardless of age or experience and is the fastest racquet game. Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. Players need to have good Glenohumeral mobility to excel in the game, irrespective of the position at which they play. With previous research it has been proved that the overhead sports injuries can involve poor mobility. A total of 50 (25 Male & 25 Female) players of volleyball & badminton each, playing for over 1 year, aged between 15-28 years, having no history of trauma or any other pathologies, were included in a cross-sectional observational study using convenience sampling. Players were screened for their glenohumeral range of motion using a universal goniometer and Apley’s Scratch test. Out of the overhead athletes, it has been observed that the badminton players have more mean external rotation in dominant side as well as non-dominant side, while volleyball players have more mean an extension in non-dominant side than badminton players. However, clinically, there is no significant difference in mobility and flexibility amongst the two sports.

Keywords: Volleyball; Badminton; Glenohumeral Range of Motion; Overhead Athletes; Sports Related Shoulder Injury


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Citation: Vatsal Parikh and Medha Deo. “An Observational Study for Comparison of Glenohumeral Joint Mobility Amongst Indian Badminton Players and Volleyball Players”. Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.12 (2022): 62-72.


Copyright: © 2022 Vatsal Parikh and Medha Deo. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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