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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-151

Effects of muscle energy technique and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretch technique on hamstring muscle flexibility in recreational athletes


Department of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy, Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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S Sudhakar
Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jss.jss_24_22

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Introduction: The most common muscle injury in sports is the hamstring muscle. It needs long rehabilitation and has a great possibility of recurrence as it has a great tendency to shorten. Stretching is the treatment used to improve muscular flexibility, thereby increasing range of motion, and the study prevents sports injuries and athletic performance. Aim of Study: The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of muscle energy technique (MET) and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretch technique on the flexibility of the hamstring among recreational athletes. Materials and Methods: Thirty healthy recreational athletes were divided into two groups MET and PNF for 4 weeks – 5 sessions/week. Outcome Measures: The Modified Back Saver's Sit and Reach Test was the outcome measure. Statistical Tool: The Student t-test was used for statistical analysis. Conclusion: There was a significant difference seen in the PNF stretch technique and hamstring flexibility with the use of the MET.


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