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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 89-93

Kinanthropometric measurements: A better understanding from an athlete's perspective

1 Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Maharishi Markandeshwar Deemed to be University, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan University, Jizan, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammad Abu Shaphe
Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jazan University, Jizan
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sjsm.sjsm_5_21

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Kinanthropometry is a newly emerging research specialization. It is a study which emphasizes on the proportion, structure, size, human maturation, and gross motor function to understand the benefits of human development, exercise, performance, and nutrition for medicine, education, and government in the service of humanity with respect to individual rights. Since athletic success depends heavily on proportionality for a given sport, the function of kinanthropometry is significant as it allows us to consider about the physical dimension by comparing two aspects and then determine the relative importance of the body dimensions. A better and in-depth understanding of kinanthropometric measures will help in enlisting the importance of various structures of the body along with their characteristic features to suggest athletes in specific sports with a functional advantage. A better understanding will help both the athlete and the coach to work in a more defined and specific direction.

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