A A Comparative Study; Active Release Technique Versus Mulligan Bent Leg Raise to Improve Hamstring Tightness in Asymptomatic Healthy Individuals in a Single Session

Authors

  • Zain ul Abideen Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Alishfa Zahoor Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Sameen Amjad Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Rabia Akram Government College University Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Asima Liaqat Madinah Teaching Hospital, University of Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Azka Ijaz Government College University Faisalabad
  • Abdur Rauf Government College University Faisalabad

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https://doi.org/10.55735/hjprs.v4i2.239

Abstract

Background: “Flexibility” is a physiological term to define joint excursion through its ROM that also involves contributions from joint and soft tissue structures. while “tightness” is defined as the decreased ability of that muscle to elongate from its neutral position. Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis and adhesions, which can develop in tissue as a result of overload due to its repetitive use. The mulligan bent leg raise technique is used to improve the range of straight leg raises in subjects with low back pain or referred thigh pain and to improve the flexibility of the hamstring in clients with hamstring tightnessObjectives: To investigate and compare the effectiveness of two therapies—the active release technique versus Mulligan bent leg raise—in healthy individuals with hamstring tightnessMaterial and methods:This study was a quasi-experimental study with a sample size of 40 normal, healthy individuals ages 18 to 25. Subjects were divided into two groups: one group (group A = 20) received a single session of the active release technique, and the other group (group B = 20) received a single session of the Mulligan bent leg raise technique. All the subjects were evaluated through the straight leg raise test and the popliteal angle through the active knee extension test as pre-intervention and post-intervention measuring tools for hamstring tightnessResults:There was a significant difference between pre-values and post-values of popliteal angle (P<0.001) and passive straight leg raise test (P<0.001) between the active release technique group and mulligan bent leg raise group. The results also showed significant differences in popliteal angle and passive straight leg raise test post-interventional scores (P<0.001) within the groupsConclusion:both the active release technique and the mulligan bent leg raise technique proved to be significant in improving hamstring tightness in healthy asymptomatic subjects in a single session, but the active release technique proved to be more significant than the mulligan bent leg raise in improving hamstring tightness immediately after the application of these comparative interventionsKey words: Active release technique, Mulligan bent leg raise technique, straight leg raise, hamstring

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2024-02-29

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Abideen, Z. ul ., Zahoor, A. ., Amjad, S. ., Akram, R. ., Liaqat, A. ., Azka Ijaz, & Abdur Rauf. (2024). A A Comparative Study; Active Release Technique Versus Mulligan Bent Leg Raise to Improve Hamstring Tightness in Asymptomatic Healthy Individuals in a Single Session. The Healer Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, 4(2), 962-. https://doi.org/10.55735/hjprs.v4i2.239

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