2021, Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part A
Neurodynamic sliding versus PNF stretching on hamstring flexibility in working women with prolong sitting job: A comparative studyAuthor(s):
Fiona Miranda and Amit Kumar SinghAbstract: 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. Hamstring muscle is a two joint muscle. Hamstrings are the major knee flexors and also aid in hip extension. Physiologically full stretch occurs in this muscle only if the knee is fully extended and hip fully flexed.
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40 participants with hamstring tightness were allocated into two groups (20 participants in each group). The outcome measure used was AKE test. Subjects of group A were treated with Neurodynamic sliding technique, whereas the subjects of group B were treated with PNF hold relax stretching. For both experimental groups, the technique was performed three times a week for a total training period of four weeks.
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 six weeks.
Conclusion: PNF (Hold-Relax) stretching technique is more effective than Neurodynamic sliding technique for improving hamstring flexibility.
How to cite this article:
Fiona Miranda, Amit Kumar Singh. Neurodynamic sliding versus PNF stretching on hamstring flexibility in working women with prolong sitting job: A comparative study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(5):17-21.