Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-36752
Title: Acute effects of a single unilateral balance training session on ipsi- and contralateral balance performance in healthy young adults
Author(s): Muehlbauer, Thomas
Abel, Leander
Schedler, Simon
Panzer, Stefan
Language: English
Title: BMC Research Notes
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Publisher/Platform: BMC
Year of Publication: 2021
Free key words: Postural control
Inter-limb transfer
Side-to-side diference
Leg asymmetry
DDC notations: 796 Sports
Publikation type: Journal Article
Abstract: Objective While there is evidence on the short-term effects of unilateral balance training (BT) on bipedal balance performance, less is known on the acute effects of unilateral BT on unilateral (i.e., ipsi- and contralateral) balance performance. Thus, the present study examined the acute effects of a single unilateral BT session conducted with the non-dominant, left leg or the dominant, right leg on ipsilateral (i.e. retention) and contralateral (i.e., inter-limb transfer) balance performance in healthy young adults (N = 28). Results Irrespective of practice condition, significant improvements (p < 0.001, d = 1.27) in balance performance following a single session of unilateral BT were observed for both legs. Further, significant performance differences at the pretest (p = 0.002, d = 0.44) to the detriment of the non-dominant, left leg diminished immediately and 30 min after the single unilateral BT session but occurred again 24 h following training (p = 0.030, d = 0.36). These findings indicate that a single session of unilateral BT is effective to reduced side-to-side differences in balance performance, but this impact is only temporary.
DOI of the first publication: 10.1186/s13104-021-05774-7
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Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-367523
ISSN: 1756-0500
Date of registration: 11-Jul-2022
Faculty: HW - Fakultät für Empirische Humanwissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Department: HW - Sportwissenschaft
Professorship: HW - Prof. Dr. Stefan Panzer
Collections:SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes

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