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International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ISSN (online) : 2278-9030
ISSN (Print) : 2278-9014
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Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness

Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth.

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Background: Flexibility is a physical fitness and an essential element of normal biomechanical functioning in sports and daily life.

Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of Muscle energy technique (MET) and Post isometric relaxation (PIR) on hamstring flexibility in healthy young individuals with hamstring tightness.

Materials and Methods: 40 healthy individuals with hamstrings tightness were included and allocated into two groups group A and B. Group A was given MET to hamstrings muscle, and group B was given PIR for 5 consecutive days. Active knee extension (AKE) test was performed before and after the 5 days protocol. The outcome was measured in terms of Popliteal Angle (active knee extension test) using goniometer.

Results: Within group comparison demonstrated that the Popliteal angle in post test was significantly increased compared to pretest in both MET group and PIR group(p<0.05). Between group comparison demonstrated that Popliteal angle increased significantly in the MET group compared to PIR group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Muscle Energy technique is found to be more effective in decreasing hamstring tightness than post isometric relaxation in healthy young individuals.

Key words: Muscle energy technique, Post isometric relaxation, Hamstrings flexibility


 
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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. IJHRS. 2014; 3(2): 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054


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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. IJHRS. 2014; 3(2): 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. IJHRS. (2014), [cited May 06, 2021]; 3(2): 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth (2014) Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. IJHRS, 3 (2), 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. 2014. Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 3 (2), 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. "Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 3 (2014), 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth. "Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness." International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS) 3.2 (2014), 65-68. Print. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth (2014) Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness. International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IJHRS), 3 (2), 65-68. doi:10.5455/ijhrs.000000054



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