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Comparison of PNF Technique with NDS Technique for Hamstrings Tightness in Asymptomatic Subjects


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1 Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
     

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Hamstring muscle is one of the most common muscles in the human body to undergo shortening. This can affect the normal biomechanics and lead to musculoskeletal problems. The aim of this study was to compare 2 techniques of stretching: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Neurodynamics (NDS) for hamstring tightness. 60 asymptomatic subjects having an active knee extension lag of more than 200 were randomly divided in 2 groups and treated with PNF or NDS. The results of this study show that there was significant improvement in the hamstring flexibility with PNF as well as the NDS technique, however the improvement was more with PNF technique.

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Hamstrings, Tightness, NDS, PNF
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Shah Vidhi
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Thakur Anuprita
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Karajgi Asmita
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Dabholkar Twinkle
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Pandit Unnati
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
Yardi Sujata
Department of Physiotherapy, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil University, 6th Floor, Pad Dr D. Y. Patil Medical College Building, Sector 5, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

Abstract


Hamstring muscle is one of the most common muscles in the human body to undergo shortening. This can affect the normal biomechanics and lead to musculoskeletal problems. The aim of this study was to compare 2 techniques of stretching: Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and Neurodynamics (NDS) for hamstring tightness. 60 asymptomatic subjects having an active knee extension lag of more than 200 were randomly divided in 2 groups and treated with PNF or NDS. The results of this study show that there was significant improvement in the hamstring flexibility with PNF as well as the NDS technique, however the improvement was more with PNF technique.

Keywords


Hamstrings, Tightness, NDS, PNF