Effect of Different Physical Activity Levels on the Static and Dynamic Balance of Dominant and Non-Dominant Legs in Females

Document Type : Original Articles


1 Assistant Professor of Sports Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Education and Sports Science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman. Iran

2 MSc Sport and correctional movements Pathology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran



Introduction: The aim of the present study was to examine different physical activity levels on the static and dynamic balance of dominant and non-dominant leg in females.Materials and Methods: Twenty four over-active females (Mean ± SD; age: 22/4 ± 1/35 years, height: 164/5 ± 6/10 cm, mass: 56/46 ± 5/35 kg), 24 active females (Mean ± SD; age: 22/08 ± 0/71years, height: 159/75 ± 5/37 cm, mass: 59/76 ± 5/48 kg), and 24 passive females (Mean ± SD; age: 21/02 ± 1/21 years, height: 160/96 ± 4/38 cm, mass: 59/14 ± 5/78 kg) participated in this study, voluntarily. They do not have any injury in lower extremity, head and vestibular system. Stork and Star excursion balance tests were used to assess the static and dynamic balance, respectively.Results: The findings of this study showed a significant difference between over-active, active and passive subjects in static and dynamic balance tests, separately (P ≤ 0/05), while there were no significant differences between the dominant and non-dominant leg in all different groups (P ≥ 0/05).Conclusion: According to current results, therefore, it is recommended for sedentary females to increase their activity level which is the most component of life to raise their balances.Keyword: Physical activity, Static balance, Dynamic balance, Dominant leg, Non-dominant leg

Volume 9, Issue 8 - Serial Number 8
March 2014
Pages 1177-88
  • Receive Date: 09 August 2013
  • Revise Date: 19 April 2024
  • Accept Date: 22 May 2022