Effects of textured balance board training in adolescent ballet dancers with ankle pathology

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Nili, Steinberg, Roger, Adams, Oren, Tirosh, Janet, Karin and Gordon, Waddington. (2019). Effects of textured balance board training in adolescent ballet dancers with ankle pathology. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. 28(6), pp. 584-592. https://doi.org/10.1123/JSR.2018-0052
AuthorsNili, Steinberg, Roger, Adams, Oren, Tirosh, Janet, Karin and Gordon, Waddington
Abstract

Context: Ankle sprains are common among adolescent ballet dancers and may be attributed to inadequate ankle proprioception. Thus, a short period of training utilizing proprioceptive activities requires evaluation. Objective: To assess training conducted for 3 or 6 weeks on a textured-surface balance board using ankle proprioception scores for ballet dancers with and without chronic ankle instability, and with and without previous ankle sprain (PAS). Design: Intervention study. Setting: The Australian Ballet School. Participants: Forty-two ballet dancers, aged 14–18 years. Interventions: Dancers randomized into 2 groups: group 1 undertook 1 minute of balance board training daily for 3 weeks; group 2 undertook the same training for 6 weeks. Main Outcome Measures: Preintervention, Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool questionnaire data were collected, and PAS during the last 2 years was reported. Active ankle inversion movement discrimination ability was tested immediately pre and post intervention and at 3 and 4 weeks. Results: Ankle discrimination acuity scores improved over time for both groups, with a performance decline associated with the early cessation of training for group 1 (P = .04). While dancers with PAS had significantly worse scores at the first test, before balance board training began (P < .01), no significant differences in scores at any test occasion were found between dancers with and without chronic ankle instability. A significantly faster rate of improvement in ankle discrimination ability score over the 4 test occasions was found for dancers with PAS (P = .002). Conclusions: Three weeks of textured balance board training improved the ankle discrimination ability of ballet dancers regardless of their reported level of chronic ankle instability and at a faster rate for dancers with PAS. Previous ankle sprain was associated with a lower level of ankle discrimination ability; however, following 3 weeks of balance board training, previously injured dancers had significantly improved their ankle discrimination acuity scores.

Keywordsproprioception; CAIT questionnaire; intervention program; previous ankle sprain
Year2019
JournalJournal of Sport Rehabilitation
Journal citation28 (6), pp. 584-592
PublisherHuman Kinetics Publishers Inc.
ISSN1056-6716
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1123/JSR.2018-0052
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85071764017
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Page range584-592
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