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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part F

Effectiveness of dynamic soft tissue mobilization vs passive stretching to improve hamstring flexibility in stroke patients – A comparative study


Author(s): Mohammad Suhail, Amar Prakash, Sonali D and Sangeeta M

Abstract:
Background: Flexibility is considered as an essential element of normal biomechanical functioning. The progressive decline in flexibility with age has been attributed to change in elasticity and decreased level of physical activities. Hamstrings extensibility is a physical fitness component widely recognized as an important marker of health and quality of life. The tightness of hamstring muscles is one of the main factor hindering performance in daily and sporting activities.
Objective: To compare the effect of dynamic soft tissue mobilization & passive stretching to improve hamstring flexibility in stoke patients.
Method: A sample of 80, with > 20 degree hamstring tightness in stroke patients were selected by simple random method and equally divided into 2 groups. Group A And group B were given DSTM & PS respectively for 4 weeks.
Result: Statistical analysis was done using instant software. Intergroup analysis was done using paired t-test within the groups and unpaired t-test for comparison between the group. The values when compared between the groups were p=0.0092 t=2.670 in post DSTM v/s PS on Rt limb and p=0.0013 t=3.358 was in post DSTM v/s PS on left limb respectively using t-test, hence considered extremely significant.
Conclusion: Based on the result the present study it can be concluded that DSTM technique is more effective to improve hamstring flexibility than PS technique in stroke patients with hamstring tightness.


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How to cite this article:
Mohammad Suhail, Amar Prakash, Sonali D, Sangeeta M. Effectiveness of dynamic soft tissue mobilization vs passive stretching to improve hamstring flexibility in stroke patients – A comparative study. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(1):345-349.

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