Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Isfahan

2 M.Sc. of Sports Injuris & Corrective Exercises, University of Isfahan


With expansion of sport activities, sport related injuries have also increased. Several studies revealed that one of the risk factors for lower extremity injuries is balance weakness. The purpose of the present study was to predict lower extremity injuries using single leg balance test. Five hundred and one professional male and female athletes participated in this research. Before the start of the season, single-leg balance test was administered, and at the end of the season the lower extremity injuries reports were gathered from team physicians. The discriminant analysis and chi-square were used for statistical analysis. According to the findings, single-leg balance test may predict the players’ risk of ankle and knee injuries


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