Objectives: In kitesurfing, regular training programs are difficult to implement and also injury risk is high. In this study; shoulder, hip and ankle range of motion (ROM) and balance test results of kitesurfers were compared with healthy controls and the relationships between kitesurfer injuries, and ROM and balance test results were examined. Material and Methods: For a total of 54 kitesurfers (aged 29.2±11.2 yrs) and 46 controls (aged 29.5±6.8 yrs), shoulder and hip internal (IR) and external rotations (ER), total rotation ability (IR+ER), ankle plantar flexion (PF) and dorsiflexion (DF), and the Y- balance test (YBT) were bilaterally measured and compared. The number, type and area of injuries of athletes after starting kitesurfing were noted. Results: Bilateral shoulder IR-ER and right hip ER ROM were lower (p
Amaç: Uçurtma sörfünde düzenli antrenman yapmak zor, yaralanma riski ise yüksektir. Bu çalışmada; uçurtma sörfçülerinde omuz, kalça, ayak bileği eklem hareket açıklığı ve denge testi sonuçları sağlıklı kontrol grubu ile karşılaştırıldı ve yaralanmalar ile eklem hareket açıklığı ve denge test sonuçları arasındaki ilişki incelendi. Gereç ve Yöntem: Toplam 54 uçurtma sörfçüsünün (29.2 ± 11.2 yaşında) ve 46 sağlıklı, düzenli spor yapmayan kontrol bireyinin (29.5 ± 6.8 yaşında); omuz ve kalça iç- dış rotasyonları, toplam rotasyon kapasiteleri, ayak bileği plantar fleksiyon ve dorsifleksiyonları, Y-denge testi değerleri bilateral ölçüldü ve karşılaştırıldı. Sporcularda uçurtma sörfüne başladıktan sonraki yaralanmaların sayısı, tipi ve bölgesi not edildi. Bulgular: Sporcularda bilateral omuz iç ve dış, sağ kalça dış rotasyonları kontrol grubundan düşük (p
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