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Comparison of Immidiate Effect of Hold-Relax Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation and Foam Roller Exercise on Tight Hamstring Muscle in School Going Children”–An Experimental Study


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Context: Hamstring tightness occurs in early childhood and tends to increase with age. Hold-relax PNF technique and foam roller exercise technique are used to improve flexibility of hamstring muscle.

Aim: Comparison of immidiate effect of hold-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and foam roller exercise on tight hamstring muscle in school going children.

Settings and Design: The interventional study was carried out in various primary schools of Aburoad.

Method and Material: 60 subjects were included on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and divided into 2 groups with 30 participants in each group. One group received hold-relax PNF and other group received foam roller exercise.

Statistical analysis: Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used for the pre treatment and post treatment comparison within both the groups and Mann-Whitney U test was used for the inter group comparison.

Results: Statistically is significant(p<0.05) the result showed high significant diffrence within and between the two groups. There was more effect of hold-relax PNF technique compared to foam roller exercise.

Conclusion: The above study concluded that both the technique showed marked improvement but holdrelax PNF more effective in school going children with hamstring tightness.


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Hold-Relax PNF Technique, Foam Roller Exercise, Hamstring Tightness, School Going Children.
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Authors

Sarfraj Khan
Shri U.S.B College of Physiotherapy, Aburoad, Distt.- Sirohi, Rajasthan, (Affiliated To Ruhs University, Jaipur), India
Harmisha Kanpariya
Shri U.S.B College of Physiotherapy, Aburoad, Distt.- Sirohi, Rajasthan, (Affiliated To Ruhs University, Jaipur), India
Dixita Nanda
Shri U.S.B College of Physiotherapy, Aburoad, Distt.- Sirohi, Rajasthan, (Affiliated To Ruhs University, Jaipur), India

Abstract


Context: Hamstring tightness occurs in early childhood and tends to increase with age. Hold-relax PNF technique and foam roller exercise technique are used to improve flexibility of hamstring muscle.

Aim: Comparison of immidiate effect of hold-relax proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and foam roller exercise on tight hamstring muscle in school going children.

Settings and Design: The interventional study was carried out in various primary schools of Aburoad.

Method and Material: 60 subjects were included on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and divided into 2 groups with 30 participants in each group. One group received hold-relax PNF and other group received foam roller exercise.

Statistical analysis: Data was analyzed by using SPSS version 20. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used for the pre treatment and post treatment comparison within both the groups and Mann-Whitney U test was used for the inter group comparison.

Results: Statistically is significant(p<0.05) the result showed high significant diffrence within and between the two groups. There was more effect of hold-relax PNF technique compared to foam roller exercise.

Conclusion: The above study concluded that both the technique showed marked improvement but holdrelax PNF more effective in school going children with hamstring tightness.


Keywords


Hold-Relax PNF Technique, Foam Roller Exercise, Hamstring Tightness, School Going Children.

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