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Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study

Hardik Arvindbhai Patel, Arunmozhi Ranganathan, Umer Arfath.

Abstract
Background: Inadequate strength or asynchrony of scapular motion predisposes overhead athletic population at the risk of injury. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of scapular retractor strength training Vs thrower’s ten programme on performance in recreational overhead athletes.
Material & Methods: In this comparative study, 25 overhead recreational athletes aged between 20 to 26 years were selected through simple random sampling from a screened population of 58 athletes. The subjects were allocated in group A (n=13) & B (n=12). Pre and Post analysis of scapular retractor strength, throwing distance, accuracy and joint position error was done after the 4 week intervention of scapular retractor strength training in group A and standard thrower’s ten programme in group B.
Results: The data was analyzed using SPSS 17.0. Results revealed a significant improvement in joint position error (p = 0.04 & 0.01), throwing accuracy (p= 0.04 & 0.002), throwing distance (p= 0.000 & 0.001) and scapular retractor strength (p = 0.004 & 0.02) in within Group A & B respectively. However, rhomboids strength (p = 0.1) improvement was found to be non significant in group B. Further, between group analyses revealed a non significant difference in joint position error, throwing distance and scapular retractor strength, both at baseline and post intervention. Throwing accuracy did show a significant difference (p = 0.03) between the groups post intervention.
Conclusion: Both training protocols improved performance, further scapular retractor strength training had greater influence on throwing accuracy in recreational overhead athletes.

Key words: Overhead athlete, Scapular retractor strength, Thrower’s ten programme, Overhead performance.


 
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Patel HA, Ranganathan A, Arfath U. Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2014; 3(1): 18-27. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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Patel HA, Ranganathan A, Arfath U. Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2014), [cited August 21, 2017]; 3(1): 18-27. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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Patel, H. A., Ranganathan, A. & Arfath, U. (2014) Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 3 (1), 18-27. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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Patel, Hardik Arvindbhai, Arunmozhi Ranganathan, and Umer Arfath. 2014. Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 3 (1), 18-27. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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Patel, Hardik Arvindbhai, Arunmozhi Ranganathan, and Umer Arfath. "Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 3 (2014), 18-27. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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Patel, Hardik Arvindbhai, Arunmozhi Ranganathan, and Umer Arfath. "Efficacy Of Scapular Retractor Strength Training Vs Thrower’s Ten Programme On Performance In Recreational Overhead Athletes – A Comparative Study." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 3.1 (2014), 18-27. Print. doi:10.5455/ijtrr.00000024



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