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
Muscle energy technique, Post isometric relaxation, Hamstrings flexibility