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  • Sports Nutr Ther 2017, Vol 2(3): 128
  • DOI: 10.4172/2473-6449.1000128

Thermo-graphic Profile of Volleyball Player and its Possible Use for Injury Prevention

César Berzosa Sánchez1,2*, Mejías-Martínez M1,2, Valero-Campo C1,2 and Bataller-Cervero AV1,2
1San Jorge University, Villanueva de Gállego Zaragoza, Spain
2ValorA Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, San Jorge University, Spain
*Corresponding Author : Dr. César Berzosa Sánchez, Faculty of Health Sciences, University San Jorge, Villanueva De Gállego. Zaragoza, Spain, Tel: (+34) 976 060 100, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Oct 18, 2017 / Accepted Date: Oct 25, 2017 / Published Date: Nov 03, 2017

Abstract

The aim of this study was to detect asymmetries on shoulder joint through infrared thermography in order to establish a thermo-graphic profile in volleyball players. 29 female volleyball players, aged 14-19 years, were enrolled in this study. Thermo-graphic assessment was performed before and after a training session, and a thermographic profile was established for pectoral areas (anterior view) and scapular waist and lumbar area (posterior view) with mean temperatures obtained. Statistically significant differences were found in each area before and after the exercise session. Attending laterality, there were not significant differences between dominant and non-dominant arm.

Keywords: Shoulder; Overuse; Infrared radiation; Rotator cuff

Citation: Berzosa C, Martínez MM, Campo CV, Cervero AVB (2017) Thermographic Profile of Volleyball Player and its Possible Use for Injury Prevention. Sports Nutr Ther 2: 128. Doi: 10.4172/2473-6449.1000128

Copyright: © 2017 Berzosa C, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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