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Azimizadeh M J, Hoseini S H, Norasteh A A. Effect of a Combined Strengthening and Proprioceptive Training Program on Balance and Gait of Female Children With Intellectual Disability. J Sport Biomech. 2021; 7 (2) :136-147
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1- Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercises, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Guilan, Iran.
2- Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Guilan, Iran.
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Objective This study aims to assess the effect of combined strengthening and proprioceptive exercises on balance and gait of female children with intellectual disability
Methods: Participants were 24 elementary school girls aged 9-13 years in Mashhad, Iran who were selected using a convenience sampling method and divided to two groups of exercise and control. The exercise group performed selective exercises for 8 weeks, while the control group performed their daily activities. In the pre-test stage, the static balance, dynamic balance, lower limb strength, and gait were measured. After eight weeks, all variables were measured again.
Results: Eight weeks of strengthening and proprioceptive exercises had a significant effect on improvement of static balance, dynamic balance, lower limb strength, and gait of girls with intellectual disability (P=0.001).
Conclusion: Eight weeks of strengthening and proprioceptive exercises can be used to improve the physical fitness factors of girls with intellectual disability. 
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2021/05/13 | Accepted: 2021/07/21 | Published: 2021/09/1

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