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ISSN : 2092-8475(Print)
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Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research Vol.11 No.2 pp.2036-2041

Comparison of the Difference of Ankle Range of Motion and Hip Strength in Both Legs of Fencing Athletes with Ankle Instability

Chibok Parka,Seju Parkb,Byeonggeun Kimc
aDepartment of Physical Therapy, Chunnam Techno University, Gokseong, Republic of Korea
bDepartment of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
Address for correspondence Byeonggeun Kim, PT, MS Department of Physical Therapy, Nambu University, 23 Cheomdanjungang-ro, Gwangju, Republic of Korea Tel: 82-10-4905-9286


Background: Ankle sprain in the Lead Leg Side (ALLS) is common in fencing athletes, and studies comparing the ankle range of motion (ROM) and strength of both legs are insufficient. Objectvies: To compare the ankle ROM and hip strength between two legs in fencing athletes who has ankle instability in the lead leg side.
Design: Cross-sectional design.
Methods: Seven fencing athletes with ankle instability participated in this study, and they randomly assigned into ankle in the Lead Leg Side (ALLS) and ankle in the Rear Leg Side (ARLS). Instability was determined by the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT), and then joint ROM and hip muscle strength were measured.
Results: There were significant differences in dorsiflexion ROM, hip strength (extension and abduction) between the ALLS with ankle instability and ARLS (P<.05).
Conclusion: This study suggests that the ankle ROM and hip muscle strength of ARLS are greater than ALLS in fencing athletes with ankle instability.