What is it about?

This study investigated the impact of body anthropometry on static plantar pressure distribution and their relationship among handball players and non-athletes subjects.

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Why is it important?

It was concluded that the dynamic plantar force and pressure inequality delivers valuable information for rehabilitation and exercise to avoid body imbalance and injuries in athletes. So, it is important to understand if asymmetry exists in the spine of handball players and the extent to which it affects the foot plantar pressure distribution to restore their posture and prevent injuries.


Due to asymmetric spine overloads and uneven foot pressure distribution during training, handball coaches should take into account frequent posture and lower extremity assessment among players and include exercise that helps maintain upper body posture and body weight distribution in training sessions.

Prof. Dr. Amr Almaz Abdel-aziem
Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University

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This page is a summary of: The impact of anthropometric measures on plantar pressure distribution in male handball players and non-athletes: A cross-sectional study, Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, October 2023, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbmt.2023.06.009.
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