The impact of rebound therapy on postural control of hearing-impaired people
Marzieh Ghavaminejad, Gholam Ali . Ghasemi
Researchers and clinicians have considered rebound therapy exercise as a new training method that causes mechanical stimulation of the neuromuscular system. With regard to the relationship between neuromuscular system performance and balance as integral part of everyday sport activities, the aim of this study was to examine the impact of rebound therapy on postural control of hearing-impaired people. In this study, 32 hearing-impaired students with mean and standard deviation (Age: 16.22 ± 1.641 years, weight: 52,88 ± 10.070 kg, height: 158.09 ± 7.239 cm) were voluntarily participated in this study and were randomly divided into two groups: control (n = 16) and experimental (n = 16) groups. Before applying training program, static and dynamic balance was measured using stork balance test and balance Y test. Experimental group performed rebound exercises that involved aerobic, strength, resilience, and safe jumping in eight weeks and three sessions per week for 30 to 45 minutes. After the end of the period, two experimental and control groups underwent post-test. ANOVA test was used for duplicate data to analyze the data. The findings showed that rebound therapy exercises have significant effect in three directions (anterior, posterior internal, posterior-external) of dynamic balance test and stork balance test. According to the findings of the study, rebound exercises can be recommended to improve postural control and improvement of the balance hearing-impaired people.