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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 122-126

Effect of Somatosensory Intervention on Joint Hypermobility and Proprioception in Young Dancers and Nondancers: A Clinical Trial

Department of Paediatric Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Priya Patel
Department of Paediatric Physiotherapy, KAHER Institute of Physiotherapy, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi . 590 010, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijptr.ijptr_52_22

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Context: Generalized joint hypermobility is frequent in youngsters, particularly among young dancers. It can cause proprioception problems, discomfort, muscular weakness, musculoskeletal injuries, and joint dislocations. It can be a major source of lower limb injuries in dancers with hypermobility. As a result, it is critical to keep hypermobility under control to avoid damage. Aim: The objective of this study was to determine the effect of somatosensory training on joint hypermobility and proprioception in young dancers and nondancers using the Beighton scale and comprehensive scale of proprioception. Settings and Design: Comparative study in dancers and non dances from dancing academy. Methods and Materials: A study was conducted on children with joint hypermobility, in which a total of 18 young dancers and 18 nondancers between the ages of 8 and 15 were selected from Belgaum's dance academy and other coaching classes. On the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria, the youngsters were screened. Both groups received 15-min somatosensory training 4 times a week for 6 weeks. Beighton score and comprehensive observation of proprioception were used to assess hypermobility and proprioception. The assessment was done at the start of the intervention and again after 6 weeks. Statistical analysis used: The paired t-test and independent sample t-test were used to compare outcome measures. Results: Both groups showed considerable improvements in proprioception and hypermobility with P < 0.001 showing statistical significance. However, when a between-group analysis was performed, the postmean score for hypermobility in Group B was not significant with P = 0.32. Conclusion: According to the findings, a 6-week somatosensory intervention improves hypermobility and proprioception in young children.

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