COMPARISON OF INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAM ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AMONG CRICKETERS IN WARM-UP AND COOL-DOWN PHASES

soi: 21-2017/re-trjvol05iss01p240

Authors

  • Muhammad Faheem Afzal PSRD College of Rehabilitation Sciences Lahore. Pakistan
  • Amna Imran Raha Clinic Rawalpindi. Pakistan
  • Adeela Arif Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences Riphah International University Lahore Pakistan
  • Aamir Gul Memon Suleman Roshan Medical College, Tando Adam Sindh Pakistan
  • Khurrum Sarfraz Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences Riphah International University Lahore Pakistan
  • Hafiz Muhammad Waseem Javaid Shalamar Institute of Health Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trj.v5i02.71

Abstract

Background: Cricket is considered 2nd most famous sports while the chances of injuries are very high. Proper warm-up, cool down exercises play important role in reduction of injuries and cricket injury prevention program may be effective in warm-up or cool-down phases of training. Objective: To compare the effects of injury prevention program on physical fitness among cricketers in warm-up and cool-down phases. Methods: A Randomized Clinical Trial (NCT04017715) was conducted at Rawalpindi cricket club. Subjects were recruited through purposive sampling. The inclusion criteria were athletes registered with Pakistan Cricket Board, age 16-30 years and attending minimum 3 sessions were week. The n=55 subjects were recruited and randomly divided into three groups by sealed and envelop method. Cricket Injury Prevention Program introduced in warm-up and cool-down phases in Group A (n=18) and B (n=20) respectively and group C (n=17) is considered as control group for 6 weeks. Assessment were taken through 100m sprint, Burpee test, Illinois Agility Run test, plank test and star excursion balance test at baseline and after 6 weeks of intervention. Data analysis was done through SPSS 25. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 19.31±2.79, mean Body Mass Index was 18.77±1.58. There is a significant difference among all groups in 100m sprint, T agility, plank test, 3 minutes burpee test and start excursion test (p value˂0.05).Conclusion: Cricket injury prevention program (CIPP) is effective in preventing injuries in cricketers in both warm up and cool down.

Keywords: Athletics performance, Cricket sport, Cool-down exercises, Warm-up exercises.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Faheem Afzal, PSRD College of Rehabilitation Sciences Lahore. Pakistan

Assistant Professor

Amna Imran, Raha Clinic Rawalpindi. Pakistan

Physical Therapist

Adeela Arif, Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences Riphah International University Lahore Pakistan

Senior Lecturer

Aamir Gul Memon, Suleman Roshan Medical College, Tando Adam Sindh Pakistan

Assistant Professor

Khurrum Sarfraz, Faculty of Rehabilitation and Allied Health Sciences Riphah International University Lahore Pakistan

Senior Lecturer

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Published

2021-12-31

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