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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2018, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part A

Effects of various mulligan technique on hamstring muscle imbalance and lumbar spine mobility in marathon runners: A randomized control trial


Author(s): Shilpa Khatri, Ujwal Yeole and Supriya Kurle

Abstract: Background: The hamstrings are an important muscle in running, but they tend to be neglected by runners in terms of stretching and strengthening. A tight hamstring is often the result of not stretching before running and could be indicative of strain. Brian Mulligan has developed most brilliant compilation of manual techniques such as Bent Leg Raise and Traction Straight Leg Raise in hamstring flexibility.
Objectives: To compare the effect of Bent Leg Raise and Traction Straight Leg Raise on hamstring muscle tightness and lumbar spine mobility.
Methods: Total number of 60 marathon runners between age 18-35 years of both genders with more than 1 year of experience were selected by simple random sampling, and were divide into three groups of 20each, Group A, B and C using envelop method. Subjects in Group A received Bent Leg Raise technique and static stretching, Group B received Traction Straight Leg Raise and static stretching, and Group C received static stretching. Participants were assessed for hamstring tightness with Active Knee Extension Test (AKET) and readings were noted and lumbar mobility was assessed using Modified- Modified Schober Test (MMST) and. Assessment was done on pre and post intervention on Day 1, 4, 7, 10 and 14.
Results:This study showed significant improvement in AKE RIGHT( 3± 4.104),AKET LEFT(2.75±3.432), MMST FLEXION (6.495 ± 0.4936) and MMST EXTENSION (2.52 ± 0.3982) of Group A as compared to Group B AKE RIGHT (18.45± 9.741), AKET LEFT (17.75 ± 7.580), MMST FLEXION (5.89 ± 0.4866) and MMST EXTENSION (2.945 ± 0.3734) and Group C AKE RIGHT (26.3± 13.255), AKET LEFT (24.7 ±10.569), MMST FLEXION (5.390 ± 0.5839) and MMST EXTENSION (3.835 ± 0.7307).
Conclusion:Bent Leg Raise is more effective than Traction Straight Leg Raise in altering the hamstring muscle flexibility and lumbar spine mobility in marathon runners.


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How to cite this article:
Shilpa Khatri, Ujwal Yeole, Supriya Kurle. Effects of various mulligan technique on hamstring muscle imbalance and lumbar spine mobility in marathon runners: A randomized control trial. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(6):03-06.
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