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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-17

Awareness and practice of pre-trek physical conditioning among trekkers

1 Department of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2 Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nilima Bedekar
Sancheti Healthcare Academy, 11/12, Thube Park, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005, Maharashtra.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jsip.jsip_13_21

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Background: Evidence shows that downhill walking induces high compressive loads on the lower extremities due to repetitive eccentric contractions of muscles. There is inadequate evidence about pre-trek physical training as a predisposing factor for injuries that laid the foundation for this study. Hence, this study focuses on understanding the awareness and practice of pre-trek physical conditioning among trekkers. Materials and Methods: The study was a questionnaire-based survey. Trekking groups were approached. A specially designed questionnaire was validated by experts. The questionnaire was circulated to the trekking group members via Google Form. An online consent was taken prior. The response thus obtained was taken up for further analysis. Results: A total of 251 respondents within the age group of 15–60 years participated. Only 30% of them regularly performed warm-up and cooldown exercises. 66.1% did not undergo any pre-trek physical training. 53.4% were aware of its importance; only 40.2% were aware but not practicing regularly. Most of the participants were aware of pre-trek physical conditioning domains being aerobic, resistance, and flexibility training but only 11.3% were aware of balance training. 32.3% regularly performed practice treks by carrying a backpack. A total of 14.3% participants regularly practiced pre-trek physical training. Conclusion: Participants lack awareness about the importance of warm-up, cooldown exercises, and balance training as a pre-trek physical training domain. Most of the participants are aware of aerobic and resistance training domains. Only 14.30% of the total participants are engaged in pre-trek physical training regularly.

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