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Comparison of Pilates and Traditional Plank in Recreational Badminton Players.

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060081
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 28, 2021
Last Update Posted : September 28, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Riphah International University

Brief Summary:
To compare the effects of Pilates exercise and traditional plank exercise training on core muscle strength, balance and agility in recreational badminton players

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sports Physical Therapy Other: Pilates exercise program group Other: Traditional plank exercise program group Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

In modern era, badminton is one of the most famous and played sports worldwide. As compared to other indoor games, badminton is considered to be the finest sports as it occupies a place of pride for both as an individual and team sport. It is a technical and complex sport activity that need massive core strength and whole body strength in strokes, powerful smashes, alertness, well balance and coordination during postural movement in the premises of the court. Notable, to be competitive in badminton, players need to be able to move quickly toward well balanced position that permits them to tackle quickly to hit the shuttlecock.

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects of pilates exercises and traditional plank exercise training on core muscle strength, balance and agility in recreational badminton players.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 28 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Comparison of Pilates and Traditional Plank on Core Muscle Strength, Balance and Agility in Recreational Badminton Players
Estimated Study Start Date : October 2021
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2022

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Pilates exercise program group
Pilates exercise program group will perform five exercises.
Other: Pilates exercise program group
Pilates exercise program group will do a warm-up for 10 minutes and then perform five exercises includes standing footwork, hundreds with knee straight, articulating bridge, rolling like a ball, plank for 25 minutes. For first three weeks, each player will do 8 repetitions × 3 sets of exercises and for next three weeks, each player will do 15 repetitions × 3 sets of exercises. There will be cool-down for 10 minutes after exercises. Total program will be of 45 minutes.

Active Comparator: Traditional plank exercise program group
Traditional plank exercise program group will perform five exercises.
Other: Traditional plank exercise program group
Traditional plank exercise program group will do a warm-up for 10 minutes and then perform five exercises includes prone bridge, side bridge, supine bridge on exercise ball, prone bridge on exercise ball, superman on exercise ball. For first three weeks, each player will do 8 repetitions × 3 sets of exercises and for next three weeks, each player will do 15 repetitions × 3 sets of exercises. There will be cool-down for 10 minutes after exercises. Total program will be of 45 minutes.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]
    The SEBT was performed with the player standing at the center of a grid placed on the floor, with 8 lines extending at 458 increments from the center of the grid. The 8 lines were labeled according to the direction of excursion relative to the stance leg: Antero-lateral (AL), Anterior (A), Antero-medial (AM), Medial (M), Poster-medial (PM), Posterior (P), Poster-lateral (PL), and Lateral (L). To perform the SEBTs, the player maintained a single-leg stance while reaching with the opposite leg as far as possible. The player lightly touched the farthest point possible on the line with the most distal part of the reach foot then returning to a bilateral stance while maintaining their balance. The distance was measured from the center of the grid to the touch point with a tape measure in centimeters. There will be two assessments, at baseline before the start of exercise program and at the end of six weeks intervention.

  2. One Min Sit Up Test [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]
    Core muscles Strength was measured by one min Sit up test and Prone Bridge Test (Plank Test).The subject lay supine on the floor with 90° flexion in the knee joints, hands at the side of their head, and with elbows pointing straight forward. To do a correct sit-up execution the elbows should touch the knees and then go back so the shoulders touch the floor. The number of repetitions performed was recorded. There will be two assessments, at baseline before the start of exercise program and at the end of six weeks intervention.

  3. Badcamp Agility Test [ Time Frame: Six weeks ]
    The Badcamp Agility test was performed with players standing at the middle of the badminton court. Six targets were placed at six ends of the court. The players were give warning signal and the examiner started marking the corners which players have to follow. The players have to touch all 6 markers as marked by the examiner in an undecided manner. Each participant performed the test 3 times, and the shortest time was considered for analysis. At least 1 minute of rest was given between trials. There will be two assessments, at baseline before the start of exercise program and at the end of six weeks intervention.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 35 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Players playing badminton for > 1 year
  • Players engaging in badminton ≥ 3 days in a week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • History of any injury in past 6 months
  • Those players having musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiorespiratory problems
  • Those players who have any medical conditions

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT05060081


Contacts
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Contact: Aadil Omer, Ph.D.* +923212882669 aadil.omer@riphah.edu.pk

Locations
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Pakistan
Sports Complex
Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan, 24840
Contact: Aadil Omer, Ph.D.*    00923212882669    aadil.omer@riphah.edu.pk   
Principal Investigator: Najla Ammar, MS-SPT*         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Riphah International University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Aadil Omer, Ph.D.* Riphah International University
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Responsible Party: Riphah International University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT05060081    
Other Study ID Numbers: Najla Ammar
First Posted: September 28, 2021    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 28, 2021
Last Verified: September 2021
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Riphah International University:
Sports Rehabilitation
Pilates
Planks
Strength
Balance
Agility
Badminton