Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

IJHRS. 2014; 3(2): 65-68

Comparison of Muscle Energy Technique and Post Isometric Relaxation on Hamstring Flexibility in Healthy Young Individuals with Hamstring Tightness

Radhika Talapalli, Megha Sandeep Sheth.

Background: Flexibility is a physical fitness and an essential element of normal biomechanical functioning in sports and daily life.

Objectives: To compare the effectiveness of Muscle energy technique (MET) and Post isometric relaxation (PIR) on hamstring flexibility in healthy young individuals with hamstring tightness.

Materials and Methods: 40 healthy individuals with hamstrings tightness were included and allocated into two groups group A and B. Group A was given MET to hamstrings muscle, and group B was given PIR for 5 consecutive days. Active knee extension (AKE) test was performed before and after the 5 days protocol. The outcome was measured in terms of Popliteal Angle (active knee extension test) using goniometer.

Results: Within group comparison demonstrated that the Popliteal angle in post test was significantly increased compared to pretest in both MET group and PIR group(p

Key words: Muscle energy technique, Post isometric relaxation, Hamstrings flexibility

Share this Article

Journal of Complementary Medicine Research


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.