of classic soft tissue mobilization and prolonged stretching on
Shibili Nuhmani A.V1,
Kalpana Zutshi1, K Gokula Kannan2,
Rehabilitation Sciences, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India
Leader, Sports Therapy, University of Tesside, U.K.
objective: To know whether classic soft tissue
mobilization assist prolonged stretching in increasing hamstring
flexibility . Design: Pre test post test
control group design.
Settings: Physiotherapy Department,
Majeedia hospital, Hamdard University, New Delhi.
30 healthy adult male subjects with hamstring tightness .
After measuring popliteal angle one group is given prolonged stretching
and classic soft tissue mobilization where as the other group is given
prolonged stretching for 10 minutes. Post treatment popliteal angle is
measured. Intervention continue for five consecutive days and a
follow-up measurement on 8th day.
Independent sample test was used to find out to compare the
pretreatment and post treatment range of motion between groups. The
result indicates that there was no significant difference in range of
motion between the group (P>.05) Analysis of variance post hoc
analysis was used to find the daily difference between pre and post
treatment popliteal angle within each group. It was found that highly
significant difference in pre and post treatment range of motion in
both groups in all five days ( p< .05) and a significant
decrease in range of motion in the follow up measurement(p<.05)
The study result shows that classic soft tissue mobilisation does not
give any significant assistance to stretching to improve hamstring
flexibility. At the same time stretching with or without classic soft
tissue mobilization causes significant increase in hamstring
tissue mobilization, popleatial angle, hamstring flexibility