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Evaluating the effect of arm dominance on the wrist flexor muscle group thickness and strength, using ultrasound and hand-held dynamometry in college badminton players

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dc.contributor.advisor McCreesh, Karen
dc.contributor.author Hehir, Damien
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-21T10:06:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-21T10:06:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1517
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: The wrist flexor muscle group is an important muscle group in the execution of a variety of different badminton shots, the strength of which is imperative for a badminton player to regain following injury. Objective: To evaluate the difference in wrist flexor muscle thickness and strength in the dominant vs non-dominant forearms of college badminton players. Methods: Bilateral scans were taken using a Philips, B-mode Aquila ultrasound machine in an effort to detect the difference in wrist flexor muscle thickness in 20 healthy subjects. Bilateral strength measurements were also taken using a J-tech Hand-Held Dynamometer to assess difference in dominant and non-dominant strength. Results: There were statistically significant differences when dominant and non-dominant strength and dominant and non-dominant size were compared with p-values of 0.034 and 0.006 respectively with p set at <0.05 for significance. There were mean percentage differences of statistical significance favouring the dominant forearm in relation to size and strength with strength being 10.50% greater and size being 12.40% greater on the dominant side. No such strength was seen in the correlations between dominant size and strength and non-dominant size and strength as both had r-values of 0.113 and 0.010 respectively with 1 being perfect correlation. Conclusions: This study has demonstrated statistically significant differences dominant and non-dominant strength of the wrist flexor muscle group following the application of non-parametric tests. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Physiotherapy, University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject physiotherapy en_US
dc.subject wrist flexor muscle group en_US
dc.subject ultrasound en_US
dc.subject strength en_US
dc.subject size en_US
dc.subject muscle thickness en_US
dc.title Evaluating the effect of arm dominance on the wrist flexor muscle group thickness and strength, using ultrasound and hand-held dynamometry in college badminton players en_US
dc.type Bachelor thesis en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none


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