The purpose of the present study was to find out the effect of 8 weeks Proprioceptive training program on dynamic postural stability of male Kho-Kho players using Star excursion balance test (SEBT).
Methodology: Fifty (50) male national level Kho-Kho players from Bhilai (C.G) India, were selected purposively as subjects for the present study. These subjects were categorized into experimental group (N=25) & Control group (N=25). Age of the subjects ranged from 14-18 years. Star excursion balance test (SEBT) performance on Non-dominant leg (Right leg stance) was used as a tool to assess dynamic postural stability among experimental & control groups before, during & after 8-weeks Proprioceptive training program.
Statistical technique used: Descriptive statistics was used to characterize dynamic postural stability among experimental & control group. Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) was used to find out the effect of 8-weeks Proprioceptive training program on dynamic postural stability through the mean of SEBT performance. Trend analysis was used to assess the trend of improvement in experimental group during Proprioceptive training program. The level of significance was set at 0.05.
Results & Conclusion: The result of the present study showed significant difference (p< 0.05) in SEBT (Normalized excursion distance) performance on non-dominant leg (Right leg stance) that leads to improvement in dynamic postural stability. Proprioceptive training program showed 44 % improvement in SEBT performance & a positive trend of improvement in SEBT performance after 8-weeks Proprioceptive training program.