International Journal of Physiotherapy and Research

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Type of Article : Original Research

Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 4 | Page No. 1603-1610

Date of Publication: 11-08-2016

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.147


Pratik Vakhariya 1, Shruti Panchal *2, Bhumi Patel 2.

1 Assistant Professor at Shree B. G. Patel College of Physiotherapy, Anand, Gujarat, India.
*2 Internee at Shree B. G. Patel College of Physiotherapy, Anand, Gujarat, India.

Corresponding author: Miss. Shruti Panchal, 389, In Vanta Area, Bedwa-388320, Anand, Gujarat, India. Mobile. No.: +9175657077395


Background: Decreased flexibility of Hamstrings has a negative impact on the posture of lumbo-pelvic region and may serve as a cause of low back pain. It is also a major contributing factor for lumbar spine disorders, hamstring strains and other sports related injuries. 
Aims: The objective of the study is  to determine the effects of various therapeutic techniques such as Suboccipital Muscle Inhibition Technique, Neurodynemic sliding and Static  Stretching Technique in the subjects with Short Hamstring Syndrome.
Materials and Methods: Present study conducted as Pre-test – Post-test Experimental study with a simple Random Sampling for a duration of 5 days/week *2 weeks. Outcome Measures of the study includes Passive SLR (<800) Active knee extension test (<1250) Sit and reach test.
Group Wise Interventions: Group 1: Suboccipital muscle inhibition group. 20 subjects were given suboccipital muscle inhibition technique continuously for 2min. Group 2: Neurodynamic sliding group. 20 subjects were receive neurodynamic sliding technique passively for continuous 180 seconds. Group 3: Static stretching group. 20 subjects were receive static stretching 30 seconds *3 repetition. Group 4: Control group. 20 subjects who does not receive any treatment. Sample Size: 80 subjects were participated in study. 20 subjects in each group.
Statistical Analysis: Paired t-test and ANOVA were used to analyze the obtained data.
Results and Conclusion: All three techniques SMI, NDS and static stretch are very effective (p-value<0.0001) in improving hamstring flexibility in subjects with short hamstring syndrome.
Key words: Short hamstring syndrome, suboccipital muscle inhibition technique, neurodynamic sliding technique, static stretching technique, passive SLR test, active knee extension test, sit and reach test.


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Pratik Vakhariya, Shruti Panchal, Bhumi Patel. EFFECTS OF VARIOUS THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES IN THE SUBJECTS WITH SHORT HAMSTRING SYNDROME. Int J Physiother Res 2016;4(4):1603-1610. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2016.147




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