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2022, Vol. 9, Issue 1, Part G

Effects of hamstring versus gastrocnemius streching on flexibility of physical therapy students


Author(s): Noor us Saba Shaikh, Shifa Abbasi, Maryam Memon, Hina Rathi, Zara Abbasi and Ali Ibtesam

Abstract:
Background: Flexibility is characterized by the ability of a muscle to relax and give a stretch force and also by the range of motion available in a joint or group of joints and Stretching reduces muscle stiffness (by changing in passive visco-elastic properties), Hamstring and gastrocnemius muscle are muscles superficial posterior compartment of the leg and shortening of these muscles are evident.
Methodology: A comparative type of experimental study design, in which 150 participants was participated. Three group was designed; group a received hamstring stretching, group B received gastrocnemius stretching and group C received both gastrocnemius and hamstring stretching. Data was collected through sit to reach test via sit and reach box. Data was analyzed through SPSS. T-test was used for comparing the three intervention group scores.
Result: Result of the study showed no meaningful differences among hamstring and gastrocnemius flexibility.
Conclusion: Study concluded that there is a difference between flexibility of participants with reference of age and gender. The females are more flexible than males group that was younger had more flexibility than the older one. Study also highlighted that the flexibility is effected by stretching. It was seen that there was increase in the flexibility of hamstring and gastrocnemius muscle after stretching.


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How to cite this article:
Noor us Saba Shaikh, Shifa Abbasi, Maryam Memon, Hina Rathi, Zara Abbasi, Ali Ibtesam. Effects of hamstring versus gastrocnemius streching on flexibility of physical therapy students. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2022;9(1):395-402.
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