Effect of a sports mouthguard on the functional range of motion of the spine and the upper body posture in taekwondo

  • Background: The aim is to investigate to what extent the different oral protections compared to the habitual occlusion affect the upper body posture in statics and during taekwondo-specific movement. Methods: 12 Taekwondoka (5 f/7 m) of German national team were measured by using a 3d back scanner and an ultrasonic distance measuring (upright stand, taekwondo attack and defense movement, two taekwondo specific combinations) in habitual occlusion, with a custom-made and ready-made mouth protection Results: There are no significant changes in the upper body posture (p ≥ 0.05). Depending on the dynamic measurements, different significant reactions of the spinal position were found while wearing the custom made mouthguard or the ready-made mouthguard according to the conducted movement. Conclusion: The measured changes in dynamic movements are not clinical relevant. Based on the positive responses from the participants, the custom-made mouth protection can be recommended combined with an individual analysis.

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Author:Daniela Maren OhlendorfORCiDGND, Mara RomdhaneGND, Christoph Lehmann, Sebastian Lehmann, Stefan KoppORCiDGND, Christian Maurer-GrubingerORCiDGND, Gerhard OremekORCiDGND, Jan David Alexander GronebergORCiDGND, Eileen M. WankeORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):BMC sports science, medicine & rehabilitation
Publisher:BioMed Central
Place of publication:London
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2021/01/14
Date of first Publication:2021/01/14
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2023/07/27
Tag:Back scan; Custom-made mouthguard; Ready-made mouthguard; Taekwondoka; sonoSens
Issue:art. 5
Article Number:5
Page Number:13
First Page:1
Last Page:13
The peer review history for this article is available at https://bmcsportsscimedrehabil.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13102-021-00232-0/peer-review.
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Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 79 Sport, Spiele, Unterhaltung / 790 Freizeitgestaltung, darstellende Künste, Sport
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0