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Title: Shoulder isokinetic profile of male handball players of the Brazilian National Team
Authors: Andrade, Marilia dos Santos [UNIFESP]
Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz [UNIFESP]
Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa de
Mascarin, Naryana Cristina [UNIFESP]
Fachina, Rafael J. F. G.
Silva, Antonio Carlos da [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade Federal de Goias Human and Exercise Physiology Sector
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Brazilian Basketball Confederation
Keywords: physical therapy
muscle strength
isokinetic dynamometer
shoulder joint
athletic injuries
handball
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2013
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia
Citation: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy. Associação Brasileira de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação em Fisioterapia , v. 17, n. 6, p. 572-578, 2013.
Abstract: BACKGROUND:Data obtained on an isokinetic dynamometer are useful to characterize muscle status and have been reported in muscle imbalance studies in different types of sport. However, few studies have assessed elite handball players to establish reference values.OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to compare, for the dominant (D) and non-dominant (ND) side, the isokinetic profile of shoulder rotator muscle strength between male handball players (H) and asymptomatic non-athletes (NA).METHOD:Isokinetic concentric and eccentric strength tests for D upper limbs were performed by the H group (n=20) and the NA group (n=12). Internal and external rotator muscle peak torque in concentric action was assessed at 60°/s and 300°/s and in eccentric action at 300°/s. We also calculated conventional balance (the ratio of external rotator peak torque to internal rotator peak torque in concentric action) and functional balance (the ratio of external rotator peak torque in eccentric action to internal rotator peak torque in concentric action).RESULTS:In the H group, dominant limbs were stronger in concentric action for external rotation at 60 and 300°/s. The conventional balance ratio for the D side was significantly lower at 60 and 300°/s for H compared to NA. The functional ratio for the D side was significantly lower at 300º/s for H compared to NA.CONCLUSIONS:Compared to asymptomatic non-athletes, handball players presented significant muscular imbalance resulting from daily sports practice, a known risk factor for shoulder injuries.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8010
ISSN: 1413-3555
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-35552012005000125
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