p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Fatma Ünver2, Halit Egesoy1, Eylem Çelik1, Fatih Kayhan Telef2, Veysel Uludağ2

1Faculty of Sport Sciences, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Türkiye
2School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, PamukkaleUniversity, Denizli, Türkiye

Keywords: Futsal, functional movement, balance, gender, injury history


Objective: To compare the functional movement, balance, jump and flexibility performances of soccer players according to gender and injury history.

Material and Methods: A total of 35 volunteer soccer players, 17 female and 18 male, playing in Pamukkale University soccer team participated in this study. Performance evaluations of athletes were performed with the following tests: functional movement evaluation; functional motion screening test, balance performance; Y balance test, jump performance; one-leg standing long jump test and vertical jump test and flexibility with closed kinetic dorsiflexion ROM test.

Results: It was observed that there was no significant difference between the functional movement screening test scores and all performance parameters according to the injury history (p>0.05). Significant differences were found in the jump scores, in the posteromedial and posterolateral values of both extremities of Y balance test, in the jump performance and trunk stability push-up test results in favor of male players and in the flexibility values detected with closed kinetic dorsiflexion angle in favor of women (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Injury history in soccer players does not affect their functional movement, dynamic balance, jumping performance. In addition, gender is an important factor in some parameters of dynamic balance, affecting flexibility, core strength and jump performance.

Cite This Article: Unver F, Egesoy H, Celik E, Telef FK, Uludag V. The comparison of functional movement, balance, jump and flexibility performances of futsal players according to gender and injury history. Turk J Sports Med. 2022, 57(2):100-7; http://doi.org/10.47447/tjsm.0626

Ethics Committee Approval

The approval for this study was obtained from Pamukkale University Ethics Committee (Decison no: 60116787-020/77482 Date 13/11/2018).

Author Contributions

Concept: FÜ,HE; Design: FÜ,HE, EÇ; Supervison: FKT,VU; Materials: EÇ,FKT,VU; Data Collecton and/or Processing: FÜ,HE,EÇ; Analysis and Interpretation: FÜ,HE,EÇ; Literature Review:FÜ,HE,EÇ,FKT,VU; Writing Manuscrapt: FKT,VU; Crtcal Revews: FÜ,HE.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declared no conflicts of interest with respect to authorship and/or publication of the article.

Financial Disclosure

The authors received no financial support for the research and/or publication of this article.