AN IMMEDIATE EFFECT OF BILATERAL SELF MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE ON PLANTER SURFACE OF FOOT IN SCHOOL GOING CHILDRENS WITH HAMSTRING TIGHTNESS: AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY.

Dr. Saad Kamil, Nitin Desai, Krishna Patel

Abstract


Context : Flexibility is the ability to move a single or series of joints smoothly and easily through an unrestricted, pain-free range of motion. Decreased  hamstring flexibility is considered to be a predisposing factor for lower back pain and injury. The purpose of the study was to see the immediate effect of a single session of self-myofascial release on plantar aspect of foot, on hamstring.

Aim: To find out an immediate effect of Self Myofascial Release (SMR) Technique in school going children with hamstring tightness

Settings and design: The interventional study was carried out in various primary schools of Abu road.

Method and material: SMR technique was given to 30 subjects, aged 5-12years. Also, the inclusion and exclusion criteria were taken into consideration.

Results: Statistically there is significant (p<0.05) effect of SMR technique in school going children with hamstring tightness.

Conclusion: There is significant effect of SMR technique in school going children with hamstring tightness. Therefore, SMR technique can be used with conventional techniques to improve hamstring flexibility in school going children.


Keywords


Self Myofascial Release (SMR) technique, active knee extension (AKE), hamstring tightness.

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