Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 6; Issue 2 (April 2018)

Page No.: 2676-2681

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2018.112


Simran Ostwal 1, Razia Nagarwala *2.

1 BPTh student, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

*2 Prof. & HOD Cardio-pulmonary Physiotherapy, Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Corresponding Author’s name: Dr. Razia Nagarwala, PT, Prof. & HOD Cardio-pulmonary Physiotherapy Dept. Sancheti Institute College of Physiotherapy, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Contact no:9850816350 E-Mail: rnagarwala@yahoo.com


Purpose: The purpose of the study was to study the effects of neural tissue mobilisation and hold-relax technique of lower extremity flexibility in post stroke patients.

Materials and Methods: 26 subjects were recruited in the study, 13 in each group. Group A (NDS) received sliders to the sciatic nerve in supine while Group B received PNF Hold-relax to hamstrings in supine. Both the treatment techniques were given in addition the set treatment protocols of the subjects. Popliteal angle was measured before commencing the treatment and after termination of the treatment.

Results:  No significant results were found between both the groups indicating equal effectiveness of both the treatment techniques.

Conclusion: Both, Neural mobilisation and Hold-Relax can be used equally in improving flexibility in post stroke patients.

KEY WORDS: Neural Tissue Mobilisation, Hold-Relax Technique, Flexibility, Stroke.


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Cite this article: Simran Ostwal, Razia Nagarwala. EFFECTS OF NEURAL TISSUE MOBILISATION AND PNF TECHNIQUE OF HOLD-RELAX ON LOWER EXTREMITY FLEXIBILITY IN POST STROKE PATIENTS. Int J Physiother Res 2018;6(2):2676-2681. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2018.112