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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2017, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Neurodynamic sliding versus PNF stretching on hamstring flexibility in collegiate students: A comparative study


Author(s): Amit Kumar Singh, Sibbala Nagaraj, Rakesh Man Palikhe and Bikram Neupane

Abstract: Background: Muscular flexibility is an important aspect of normal human function. Limited flexibility has been shown to predispose a person to several musculoskeletal overuse injuries and significantly affect a person’s level of function. Objective of the study was to compare the effectiveness of PNF (hold-relax) and Neurodynamic sliding technique for improving hamstring flexibility.
Materials and Methods: 60 participants with hamstring tightness were allocated into two groups (30 participants in each group). The outcome measure used was AKE test. Subjects of group A were treated with PNF hold relax stretching, whereas the subjects of group B were treated with Neurodynamic sliding technique. For both experimental groups, the technique was performed three times a week for a total training period of four weeks.
Results: The results demonstrated significant improvement in hamstring flexibility for subjects of group A when compared with those of group B (P = 0.01) at the end of four weeks. Conclusion: Although the study supports the experimental hypothesis that PNF (Hold-Relax) stretching technique is more effective than Neurodynamic sliding technique for improving hamstring flexibility.


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How to cite this article:
Amit Kumar Singh, Sibbala Nagaraj, Rakesh Man Palikhe, Bikram Neupane. Neurodynamic sliding versus PNF stretching on hamstring flexibility in collegiate students: A comparative study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2017;4(1):29-33.
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