Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Weight Lifters With or Without Supervision ?

A Comparative Cross Sectional Study

Authors

  • Hamza Shahzad Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hira Jabeen Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Hafiz Rana Muhammad Arslan University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hashim Ghouri Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Subhan Ali Gondal University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Umar Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Arif Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Saima Bibi Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37978/tijfs.v5i2.368

Keywords:

Musculoskeletal Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Sports Medicine, Weight Lifting, Gym Training, Musculoskeletal Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy, Athletic Injuries

Abstract

Background: People nowadays have developed a new passion of weightlifting. Weightlifting focuses on vigorous muscle development. But injuries are also common in weightlifting. This study aims to compare the injury rates among supervised and non-supervised weightlifters.

Methods: A group of 138 weight lifters was divided into two groups i.e. who did training under supervision and the other who did training without any supervision. Injuries related to musculoskeletal system were identified using Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire. Data was analyzed using SPSS. Chi square test was used to see the association of musculoskeletal pain among weightlifters with or without supervision.

Results: Significant association found between musculoskeletal injuries and supervision. Injuries lesser in number among supervised weightlifters as compared to unsupervised weightlifters. Mean age of weight lifters under supervision and without supervision was 21.99 (SD 3.81) and 24.64 (SD 5.01) respectively. Mean workout days /week among weight lifters under supervision was almost same i.e. 5.67 (SD .63) and was 5.62 (SD .81). Out of 51 participants who work-out for 46-60 min, 30 were not under supervision while 31 weightlifters who work-out for 61-90 min were working out under supervision. Injury rate was more in the region of shoulder in both groups supervised and unsupervised groups while hip/thigh region was less involved in both supervised and unsupervised groups.

Conclusion: Overall results showed significant association between musculoskeletal injuries and supervision. Injury rate was more among weightlifters who work without supervision as compared to those who work under supervision. Care should be taken and weight lifting and exercises must be performed under expert’s supervision.

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Author Biographies

Hira Jabeen, Superior University, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr.Hira Jabeen, PT

BSPT, PP-DPT, MS (NMPT)
Assistant Professor
Superior University, Lahore Pakistan

Hafiz Rana Muhammad Arslan, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Hafiz Rana Muhammad Arslan, PT

Lecturer Clinical Physiotherapy

University of South Asia

Lahore Pakistan

Muhammad Hashim Ghouri, Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Muhammad Hashim Ghouri, PT

DPT, PGC (Neurology), CRCP, Dip. Ergon IASTM

Clinical Research Associate, Publications Support Division Physiogic

Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital

Lahore, Pakistan

Muhammad Arif, Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Muhammad Arif, PT
BSPT, PGD (CPPT), PGC (Neurology), MPhil (DPT), MS (OMPT), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor / Head of Department,

Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital,

Lahore Pakistan

Saima Bibi, Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.

Dr. Saima Rafique, PT

DPT, MS (OMPT)

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Physiotherapy, Gulab Devi Hospital,

Lahore Pakistan

 

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Published

2021-04-22

How to Cite

Shahzad, H. ., Jabeen, H. ., Arslan, H. R. M., Ghouri, M. H., Gondal, S. A., Umar, M. ., Muhammad Arif, & Saima Bibi. (2021). Musculoskeletal Injuries Among Weight Lifters With or Without Supervision ? : A Comparative Cross Sectional Study . The International Journal of Frontier Sciences, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.37978/tijfs.v5i2.368