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hunova for performance optimization of the soccer player: a case study

hunova for performance optimization of the soccer player: a case study

01 - 09 - 2020

Zolezzi (PT)

Riattiva Srl, Lavagna, Italy

We would like to present in this case report how we have carried out an experimental assessment and training protocol with hunova for the evaluation and the optimization of physical performance of the players of “Genoa Cricket and Football Club (CFC)” youth team, an Italian soccer team which plays in Serie A. We decided to evaluate the athletes using a specific assessment program with an innovative robotic device to analyze balance components, reactivity to perturbations, lower limbs strength, ankle range of motion (ROM) and core stability with numerical parameters in order to find the players with worse performance in one or more functional areas compared to the rest of the team. In this case report we present the data of one of the soccer players who resulted impaired in 2 functional areas compared to his teammates. After a focused training on hunova the subject’s performance returned equal to the one of the rest of the team players. The improvements we observed encouraged us to share this experience: in response to the robotic training program core stability and ankle range of motion improved in a significant way.

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