Title

The Effect of Length of Mixed Sports Training and Length of Dance Training on Proprioceptive Balance Ability in Healthy Teens and Adults

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

One of the systems of the body that affects equilibrium and balance ability is proprioception. Proprioception is the body’s awareness of position and movement through sensory receptors throughout the nervous system (New World Encyclopedia, 2008). The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between athletic training and dance training on proprioceptive balance ability. It was hypothesized that athletes who trained longer would have a better proprioceptive balance ability than those who trained for less time, and dancers who trained for a longer time would have better proprioception. This is because, in athletic training, there are specific drills done to improve performance through the training of minute movements to contribute overall. Technique training for ballet extends this by specifically focusing on limb movement and balance through barre training that focuses on small parts of the body at a time. Participants filled out a training form, then participated in two balance tests. For the dance training analysis, the differences between means of the four groups proved to be statistically insignificant for the sports training analysis, F(3, 39) = 0.8239, p = 0.739 and statistically insignificant for the dance training analysis, F(3, 39) = 0.4229, p = 0.489. From the data, it can be concluded that both the length of sports training and length of dance training has no significant effect on proprioception as determined by a modified Romberg balance test in plantar flexion.

Location

HSS 205

Start Date

4-2-2022 10:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 10:45 AM

The Effect of Length of Mixed Sports Training and Length of Dance Training on Proprioceptive Balance Ability in Healthy Teens and Adults

HSS 205

One of the systems of the body that affects equilibrium and balance ability is proprioception. Proprioception is the body’s awareness of position and movement through sensory receptors throughout the nervous system (New World Encyclopedia, 2008). The purpose of the study is to investigate the relationship between athletic training and dance training on proprioceptive balance ability. It was hypothesized that athletes who trained longer would have a better proprioceptive balance ability than those who trained for less time, and dancers who trained for a longer time would have better proprioception. This is because, in athletic training, there are specific drills done to improve performance through the training of minute movements to contribute overall. Technique training for ballet extends this by specifically focusing on limb movement and balance through barre training that focuses on small parts of the body at a time. Participants filled out a training form, then participated in two balance tests. For the dance training analysis, the differences between means of the four groups proved to be statistically insignificant for the sports training analysis, F(3, 39) = 0.8239, p = 0.739 and statistically insignificant for the dance training analysis, F(3, 39) = 0.4229, p = 0.489. From the data, it can be concluded that both the length of sports training and length of dance training has no significant effect on proprioception as determined by a modified Romberg balance test in plantar flexion.