Abdominal / adductor strength imbalance in soccer players with osteitis pubis

Mohammad, WS and Elsais, WME 2018, 'Abdominal / adductor strength imbalance in soccer players with osteitis pubis' , Journal of Men's Health, 14 (3) , e33-e40.

PDF - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 4.0.

Download (763kB) | Preview


Background and Objective:
The muscle imbalance between abdominal and hip adductor muscles as an etiology for osteitis pubis is not well understood. The concept of a relationship between eccentric/concentric ratios at the pelvis and osteitis pubis in athletes is limited. This study aimed to compare the eccentric/concentric ratios for abdominal/ adductor, abdominal/back, and hip adductor muscles as well as eccentric abdominal/eccentric adductor muscles in soccer players suffering from osteitis pubis with those in healthy athletes.
Material and Methods:
Twenty male soccer athletes with osteitis pubis were recruited to participate and 20 healthy male soccer athletes were recruited to participate. Peak torque/body weight (PT/BW) for the hip adductor, abdominal, and back muscles during isokinetic concentric and eccentric contraction modes at a speed of 180°/s was recorded for healthy players and soccer athletes with osteitis pubis. Eccentric/concentric ratios for the abdominal/adductor, abdominal/back, and hip adductor muscles and the eccentric abdominal/eccentric adductor muscles were measured for both groups.
There was a significant decrease in the eccentric abdominal/concentric hip adductor muscles ratio (p = 0.000) and in the eccentric/concentric hip adductor muscles ratio (p = 0.016) between the osteitis pubis group and the healthy control group.
Soccer players with osteitis pubis present with strength imbalance. The osteitis pubis group displayed eccentric weakness of the abdominal and adductor muscles, resulting in imbalances in the normal eccentric abdominal/concentric adductor and eccentric/concentric adductor ratios. Therefore, exercises that increase the eccentric strength of abdominal and hip adductor muscles may be beneficial to include in rehabilitation programs of patients with osteitis pubis.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Men's Health
Publisher: The Dougmar Publishing Group
ISSN: 1875-6859
Related URLs:
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 10:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 14:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/49852

Actions (login required)

Edit record (repository staff only) Edit record (repository staff only)


Downloads per month over past year