Type

Journal Article

Authors

Brian M Caulfield
Brian S Green
Karl Fullam
Eoghan O'Sullivan
Eamonn Delahunt
Garrett F Coughlan

Subjects

Physiotherapy & Sport

Topics
rugby union body mass test performance players star excursion balance test injury prevention elite performance application

Star excursion balance test performance and application in elite junior rugby union players. (2013)

Abstract To evaluate performance on selected reach directions of the Start Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in an elite underage rugby union population, and determine if differences exist between the forward and back position units. This information may have implications for the application of this test in player injury prevention and management. Descriptive study. Gymnasium at an elite junior rugby union screening camp. 102 healthy male elite rugby union players (age = 17.9 ± 1.1 years, height = 1.83 ± 0.07 m, body mass = 90.5 ± 11.3 kg). Participants were assessed on the Anterior (A), Posterior-medial (PM), and Posterior-lateral (PL) reach directions of the SEBT. Normative data for SEBT performance in the A, PM and PL reach directions were established for an elite junior rugby union population. No significant differences in dynamic postural stability were observed between the forward and back position units. This study provides normative SEBT data on an elite junior rugby union population, which enables clinicians to compare player dynamic postural stability and has implications for use in the prevention and management of player injuries.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Brian M Caulfield, Brian S Green, Karl Fullam, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Eamonn Delahunt, Garrett F Coughlan

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Brian Caulfield
University College Dublin
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Karl Fullam
University College Dublin
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Eamonn Delahunt
University College Dublin
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Garrett Coughlan
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 33